Man nabbed with dagga, diamonds, gold

2011-03-04 14:30
Johannesburg - A 32-year-old man was arrested in Nahoon, East London, on Friday for possession of dagga, uncut diamonds and gold, said Eastern Cape police.

Captain Mluleki Mbi said the man was found on Beach Road at 01:30 with about 15 arms of pressed dagga in a bag.

"While they were busy with this man a woman came out of a house and on seeing this man being questioned by the police, she then ran back to the house," he said.

"After establishing the link between the man and woman, police became suspicious and decided to follow this woman into the house," Mbi said.

"On searching the house they found pieces of uncut diamonds, granules of gold that is estimated over R1m."

Mbi said the woman was not arrested, but would be questioned.

A laptop, a fax and printer, a scanner, two computers and four air pressure pumps were confiscated from the house.

"We believe these may have been stolen and are worth about R80 000," Mbi said.

The man would appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on March 7.
 

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