Tip-off leads to dagga

2017-03-28 06:03

Police in Woodstock are taking their fight against drug abuse to the streets.

On Friday morning officers of the crime prevention unit arrested a 35-year-old man for selling dagga in Frere Street.

The police were following up on a tip-off that a man was dealing dagga at a house in this street.

During the search the police confiscated 35 bank packets filled with dagga, two bigger bags filled with compressed dagga, two plastic containers filled with dagga and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The estimated street value of the dagga is R5000.

Woodstock police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila says the arrest was made thanks to information received from the public.

“We would like to encourage more residents to inform us of suspected crime in their area,” he says. “With arrests like this one we are proving that we react to all information that we receive and all information is treated as confidential. If more people give us information we can take back our streets from criminals.”

V Report illegal activities in your neighbourhood by calling 0800 10111 or SMSing 32211.

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