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Couple arrested over R3m dagga plantation

2012-03-19 21:07

Pretoria - A man and his wife were arrested in Hekpoort, near Krugersdorp, on Monday after a dagga plantation was discovered on their property, Gauteng police said.

Captain Kabelo Marumo said the couple, in their 30s, were in possession of dagga with a street value estimated at R3m.

"The man was convicted previously for a similar offence and was given a four years' suspended sentence," said Marumo.

The couple would appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of dealing in and possession of dagga.

Comments
  • Art - 2012-03-19 21:23

    What was the quality like? Bet you it was HEMP... and NOT Cannabis Sativa... Also called "MAJAT"!

      Art - 2012-03-19 21:24

      Wonder if the South African ploice will arrest you when you enter the country with EURO'S?? All EURO notes are printed on HEMP!!! Doubt they even aware of that!

      Yar - 2012-03-19 21:33

      @Fart And your point is.....? Are you aware of the big picture. It's a crime, and for a good reason.

      Johann Enslin - 2012-03-19 22:02

      Victimless crime? Those who smoke do, those who don't become arrogant pricks who want to dictate what other people should do with their lives.

      arne.verhoef - 2012-03-19 22:07

      Yar, youre mockery of Arts name shows your level of intellect(sad thing is, you probably think you're hilarious) Yes it is a crime, but for very few 'good' reasons. Following your judgement, alcohol should be off far worse legal-wise than marijuana, if you're in it for 'good reasons' No, its illegal because of the perpetuation of out-dated laws formed through fear and mis-information.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-20 01:53

      Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the stoners paradox. Both Art and Arni are clear supporters of marijuana and it's legalization, yet one stoner has failed to supply enough details to get his point through, while the other has been unable to figure the true meaning of the other stoners statement. No doubt, this conment thread is living proof

      Buzz - 2012-03-20 07:43

      @ Tony: Your comment gives the impression that you fail to grasp the big picture. I do hope though that you do see the big picture and realise what hypocrisy and lack of logic there is in marijuana prohibition. Here's something for you to put in your pipe and smoke.... http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Shoot-the-Stoner-20111109 http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/You-junkie-you-20120106

  • sachasea - 2012-03-20 00:32

    Stay up to date with the SA dagga reform movement by subscribing to www.tiny.cc/joinnorml and pay a visit to the Dagga Couple's facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/daggacouple?ref=ts

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-03-20 01:44

    So what?

  • Riaan - 2012-03-20 09:09

    What a waste of police work,go chase down the real criminals !!! In any case weed is groovy man !!! how many weed smokers have killed in a rage,like the drinkers out there !!! "Babylon Dem Steal Dem Herb"

  • reza.daniels1 - 2012-03-20 09:31

    Funny how pot heads are always referring to the medicinal benefits of weed......yet I bet 1% or less actually use it for that purpose. The vast majority are just weed heads looking for their next fix. Freakin numbskulls. Weed is a narcotic and is rightfully banned. It is often a stepping stone to more serious narcotics. Don't condone it.

      reza.daniels1 - 2012-03-20 14:37

      Nice try but no cigar..it's a hoax.....give me a thumbs down if you are a weed eater.....smoker....whatever.

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