Louisiana: arrested for 6 kg dagga

2012-05-09 00:00

PORT Shepstone police arrested a middle-aged woman in Louisiana for dealing in dagga yesterday while following the trail of stolen furniture.

The officers confiscated almost six kilograms of dagga, with a estimated street value of about R8 460. The woman said she did not know her age.

The officers, Captain Tony Mundell, Warrant Officer Warren Price, Sergeant Desmond Theunissen and Constable Mark Banjo were not on the lookout for dagga. They had taken an 18-year-old boy into custody after he was identified by a witness as the suspected thief of garden furniture in the Umtentweni area.

The teenager reportedly told police he had sold furniture to a person at Port Shepstone taxi rank. This buyer told police that the furniture was taken to Louisiana.

“Their investigation took them to the Port Shepstone taxi rank and from there to Louisiana,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

In Louisiana, the officers noticed two men acting suspiciously.

“Police searched the men and found a small quantity of dagga with them,” said Wiid.

They told the police where they had bought the dagga.

“The woman was then arrested and two containers with loose dagga and some parcels were found hidden under a bed,” said Wiid.

She was charged with dealing in dagga and the suspect furniture thief with two counts of theft.

• witness@feveronline.co.za

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