Over 300 dagga trees found

2016-02-11 06:00
PHOTO: supplied 333 dagga trees were uprooted and confiscated by police.

PHOTO: supplied 333 dagga trees were uprooted and confiscated by police.

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A MEHLOMNYAMA man appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrates Court on Monday on a charge of cultivating dagga.

Alson Protas Mchunu (59) was arrested on Friday at about 3pm when Captain Emmanuel Ndlovu, warrant officers Charles Khawula and Goodway Mqadi and Constable Blessed Bhengu of the Mehlomnyama SAPS found dagga trees growing in between his mealie crop at his residence in Tin-Town.

He was arrested and 333 dagga trees were uprooted and confiscated by police.

“He had cultivated the dagga in between the mealies so they would remain concealed.

The cultivation of dagga case is being investigated­ by the Mehlomnyama SAPS Detective­ Service,” said police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum.

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