Cops make R5m dagga bust in PE

2012-07-23 19:41

Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police seized dagga worth over R5m on Monday while searching a bus on the N2 in Kinkelbos, near Port Elizabeth.

Police found 71 bags of dagga in a white Mercedes Benz delivery bus during a routine check, Captain Andre Beetge said.

"The bags weighed about 50kg each, making the total weight of dagga about 3.5 tons."

The 34-year-old bus driver was arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.

He was expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court soon.

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-07-23 19:50

    Dagga should be leaglised and the people in Rural Areas should be allowed to farm dagga a part of the rural Development....economic empowerment!!its a natural herb....

      Squeegee - 2012-07-23 20:03

      I'm sure he will claim that it was for personal use - one week's supply...

      andrew.hendrikse - 2012-07-23 20:36

      It's time to legalize it , don't criticize it!!

      Tree Spirit - NORML ZA - 2012-07-23 20:38

      I hope those in charge of these operations feel proud in the knowledge that they have successfully denied poor people of an income to support and feed their families using one of the few trades able to earn them an income in these rural areas. What a disgrace!

      renny.meere - 2012-07-23 20:52

      Listen to the people and legalize it, could be great for tourism, just look at Amsterdam. - 2012-07-24 11:02

      Give those men a bells, nah, a case of bells each. They have just made my day

      buzz.rsa - 2012-07-24 13:05

      @Zion: Good to know that you support taking valuable income away from poor communities. By the look of the cops, they could do with a few less Bells around the braai. I hope one of your friends or loved ones are not raped or murdered while the cops are too busy gardening.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-07-23 19:55

    Free the purp.

  • Roberto Deniro - 2012-07-23 20:08

    Ahoyi,more fire.

  • peter.mansfield.395 - 2012-07-23 20:32

    What a terrible waste of police time, depriving people of their living and playing into the hands of drug gangsters. Another "own goal" for the Government. And they dare to say they are creating jobs!

  • hilary.khumalo.7 - 2012-07-23 20:46

    crazy stuff

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-23 20:56

    We'll be well-pleased when we read "Cops recover R300m from Civil Service Fraud". Kudos for this drug-net but really, in the greater scheme of things, all this will do is push the drug price up and make the cartels more vicious in protecting their markets

  • Alfjoe - 2012-07-23 21:09

    By the tym the guy goes to trial, there wil be only 1 bag left as exibit, the rest wil disapear in police' hands.

  • jally.khanyile - 2012-07-23 21:20

    shame man poor man is going to be charged now, hope his colleagues are going to be helpful.

  • kosie.nel.14 - 2012-07-23 21:26

    The death penalty! Start with dagga, then tik, then ... Sell to our youth, lead then into a life of hell!

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-24 01:44

    The Eastern province is bankrupt. This is a solution to the problem. We have a huge daga ship fully loaded from PE harbour direct to amsterdam. Much more lucrative than fruit from the Gamtoos.

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-24 07:28

    it would single handedly end poverty in sa and mexico, the world would buy from us and mexico lol

  • chris.mostert.92 - 2012-07-24 09:13

    Dagga is the first step in a downwards spiral, followed by tik- a sad situation too common amongst our youth. Rather start farming with wholesome fruit and vegetables.

      buzz.rsa - 2012-07-24 13:11

      Really? Downward spiral to what? The couch. Rather than parrot the propaganda, you should really try to make an informed and educated opinion. P.S. Dagga is wholesome. Very wholesome actually.

  • - 2012-07-24 11:00

    It is a pity those cops cannot be named. at least I can say: "Well done manne. Keep that crap off the streets." We could of had a couple of cold-ones together.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-07-24 11:33

      You sound like a smug alcoholic !

      buzz.rsa - 2012-07-24 13:36

      All hail to the Grandmaster of Hypocrites - 2012-07-25 12:37

      sies, you guys just lost this round but are too arrogant to admit it. So just buzz off. smug or not it is still illegal.

      buzz.rsa - 2012-07-26 09:05

      @ Zion: Good to know that you supported Apartheid becuase it was also "legal". None of the commentators here "lost this round". The losers are the many families who will now suffer through a cold and hungry winter because their crop has been stolen. The sound of your "arrogant" second hand opinion is being drowned out by the ticking of the legalization clock.

  • roann.louw.7 - 2012-07-25 00:22

    nice to see the amount of sensible people are growing in our country. Unfortunately the likes of zion will be around for a long time to come but not forever. Free the Herb

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