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Cops arrest East London dagga dealer

2012-01-01 18:03

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for possession of dagga worth R25 000 in East London, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

Police received information about a man dealing in drugs at Bond Street in Buffalo Flats, said Lieutenant Colonel Mtati Tana.

On Saturday they went to the area and arrested a man who was in possession of 418 packages of dagga.

"The weight of the dagga was 24.85kg with the street value estimated at R25 000."

The man will appear in court soon.

Comments
  • goyougoodthing - 2012-01-01 18:16

    Wow, he is a criminal mastermind selling harmless, natural substances that have been banned to help support the cotton and textile industries... what a world we live in.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 20:02

      Stop making excuses for weed, you pothead. Go talk to the parents of addicts who started with dagga...

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-01 20:08

      I don't smoke pot. Don't touch the stuff at all. But I defend people's rights to do as they wish with their bodies. Because a few kids can't handle themselves it means the whole world has to suffer. What about Hemp fibre, the real reason pot was criminialised. Better than cotton, cheaper, stronger and easier to grow and harvest. Can't have that!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-01 20:18

      Leonard I advocate freedom of expression and the right to engage in any activity that does not infringe on the rights of others. Whilst it is true that the majority need some kind of rulebook, if they were educated well enough, any need for laws would cease. Now I know where are not there, but I also know that the act of criminalisation drives things like pot and the rest underground where they are not able to be regulated. What percentage THC are you getting from your street dealer, or how much rattex do the kids get in their cocaine. Legalise it, as it will not go away, and regulate it all. Tax, no smuggling, no prostitution and vice and an honest culture of informed decisions. Children are steering more and more away from cigarettes, the once-cool thing to do - why, not because it is illegal it's because the information says it's a rather stupid activity.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 21:11

      @go... When deciding on the unfairness of laws such as this a good question would be: Do I want my children to have free access to this substance? I agree that alcohol can be worse - if alcohol were invented to day it would be banned in every country in the world.

  • Piston - 2012-01-02 16:19

    Wow....billions made a year on Doobs & they think a 25k bust is all happening... Leave the people alone... ...and who ever thinks it leads to hard drugs pls go research!

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