Johannesburg 201209 Dagga leaf in the hostle water. Members of the local volunteers together with the SAPS conducted a raid at the Dube Hostle, Soweto and a field behind the hostle where dagga was growing was found during the raid. No arrests was made because the suspects had fled before the poicemen arrived. picture : neil baynes

Police seized dagga and other drugs from pupils during raids at two Soweto high schools on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said a pupil was found with 35 packets of nyaope (a cocktail of addictive drugs) which he had apparently been selling for R30 each.

Police also confiscated money from the 14-year-old Grade Nine pupil.

At the second school, police took dagga from 11 pupils.

“One of the girls had mixed her dagga with Zam-Buk, making it more potent,” he said.

Other pupils were found with cigarettes, which they were selling to fellow pupils.

Makhubela said the pupils were expected to arrive at the police station with their parents on Wednesday. Some would be placed in rehabilitation centres. – Sapa