Five arrested for dagga, mandrax, stolen sheep

2015-05-14 19:04
Butterworth police with stash. (SAPS)

Butterworth police with stash. (SAPS)

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Johannesburg - Five people were arrested in possession of dagga with a street value of R500 000, stolen sheep and 100 Mandrax tablets in Mthwaku Village, in Ngqamakhwe, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

"Police found 27 bags of dagga with the weight of 468.4kg with and a street value of R500 000," Captain Jackson Manatha said.

"Police also recovered 24 suspected stolen sheep, an undisclosed amount of money, televisions and about 100 Mandrax tablets with a street value of about R95 000."

The group - a 49-year-old woman and four men aged between 28 and 42 - were arrested on Wednesday.

They are expected to appear in the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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