Mom, son bust with 300kg of dagga

2011-10-21 22:17

Klerksdorp - A mother and son were arrested in Kanana outside Klerksdorp in the North West Province, after they were found in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R600 000, police said on Friday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said police raided their house on Thursday evening after receiving a tip-off from a neighbour.

They found 300kg of dagga stored inside 22 twenty-litre plastic containers.

The mother, 63, and son, 36, were expected to appear in the Orkney Magistrate's Court soon.

  • sachasea - 2011-10-22 13:01

    It's absurd that in this day and age people are still being persecuted for the use of a plant like cannabis. Legalise it. If the authorities were serious about reducing harm and helping people they'd be better off banning a noxious substance like alcohol, which by far contributes the most to society's ills.

      maritza.meyer - 2011-10-22 17:27

      Or the REAL drugs like Tik etc...

      sachasea - 2011-10-22 17:51

      According to the latest Gallop poll in the States 50% of Americans now support cannabis legalization, but yet the Government refuses to listen to the will of the people on this issue! Please explain how that is democratic? Interesting video of last Tuesday night's 'The Last Word' show with Lawrence O'Donnell in the USA. Explains it all really simply.

      Go - 2011-11-14 14:25

      so how are you going to regulate when it is used ??? If its legal it means the person serving you at the supermarket, post office or bank can happily go on a "smoke break" and then return stoned to serve you ?? Good luck with that!!!

      Tristan - 2011-11-14 14:47

      @ Go - NO, that store clerk isn't allowed to take a break and drink a beer, same would go for marijuana. Your case is severely flawed. a plant shouldn't be regulated, it's a plant. it was there before humans, let alone laws. Legalize marijuana and stop wasting tax payers money on useless policing. Imagine what we could do with all the money used to catch and imprison marijuana users.

  • Gavin - 2011-10-22 19:11

    All that gunja, aag shame, I'm sure the police will find a way to put it back on the streets. I mean R600 000 worth, it beats a few hundred rand bribes.

  • chrisjayweed - 2011-10-27 20:41

    This is a terrible story how the weed laws break up famalies, free the weed and eat the seed.

  • Ricky - 2011-11-14 09:20

    I agree. Legalise it, regulate it, generate tex revenue, turn the problem into a contributing solution for other problems. Its very evident that those in power done really know what they are doing.

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