R140000 dagga seized in raid

Dagga with an an estimated street value of R140000 has been confiscated in two incidents in Pretoria, Gauteng police said yesterday.

Dagga with an an estimated street value of R140000 has been confiscated in two incidents in Pretoria, Gauteng police said yesterday.

A 35-year-old man was found with 50kg of dagga with a street value of R100000 at the Mooiplaas squatter camp during a police operation in Erasmia on Wednesday, said Captain Tessa Jansen.

The man already had a five- year suspended sentence for dealing in dagga.

The same day in Atteridgeville, police acting on information obtained during an earlier arrest searched a house and found women packing dagga into paper bags and matchboxes.

"There was a lot of dagga everywhere on the floors, rooms, kitchens and in a disused fridge," said Jansen.

Police learnt that the owner of the house also used another house nearby, where they found more dagga. They also found ice cream on the floor and a large quantity of dog and cat food, believed to have been stolen.

Jansen said two women were also arrested, but refused to provide information about the owner of the houses.

Jansen said 20kg of dagga, with a street value of R40000, was found at both houses. - Sapa

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