Police arrest dagga dealers

2013-08-24 00:00

A SIX-MONTH undercover police operation yielded R300 000 worth of dagga and the arrest of six people in Pietermaritzburg yesterday morning.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said police swooped on a well-known drug dealer and his alleged runners in the Ezinketheni informal settlement near Copesville. They are in custody and will appear in court on Monday.

Jeevan said a large amount of cash was also seized.

She said the dagga, from Lesotho, was sold in Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Inanda and kwaMashu.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, who this week disbanded the province’s specialised drug units, praised the team for the arrests.

Local residents, however, said police should focus on major crime.

“These people are not killing anyone and no one was forced to buy dagga from them,” said one.

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