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Men held for selling dagga to school kids

2013-01-07 17:53

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested for allegedly selling dagga to school children in Klerksdorp, North West police said on Monday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said the Hawks followed up on a tip-off and arrested a 23-year-old man on Sunday.

"He then took them to a house in Jouberton where another suspect was arrested and dagga with a street value of R5 000 was found inside a cooler box."

The two would appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"There has been a growing concern from the community that people sell dagga to school children. Parents, teachers, and pupils must report any suspicious people seen around school premises," Ngubane said.

Comments
  • Sherry Skibbe - 2013-01-07 18:01

    are these drug peddlers south africans? we have the whole of africas drug dealers living here destroying our youth!

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-07 18:09

      Doesn't matter. Lock them up and throw away the key...

      bone.marrow.501 - 2013-01-07 18:35

      Foreign drug dealers dnt deal weed for ur own info,its 2 cheap. These r unemployed locals. I mean R5000,sounds like change to me.

  • Sherry Skibbe - 2013-01-07 18:04

    local or imported drug dealers?

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-07 18:17

    much as we encourage our kids to study a moron is busy destroying their future

  • fred.potgieter.92 - 2013-01-07 18:19

    Legalize weed and control it. It's really just that simple.

      renier.lubbe.7 - 2013-01-07 21:44

      How will legalization of weed keep it out of the hands of children? Even if weed is legalized there will always be illegal weed and the trading thereof must be combated. Legalization of weed will make it more difficult to combat the illegal sale of the drug.

      buzz.rsa - 2013-01-08 07:52

      @ Renier: Legalization will not keep it out of the hands of children, but would greatly minimize the access they have to it via opportunistic drug dealers. Perhaps you would care to explain how the legalization and regulation of cannabis would make it more difficult to combat the illegal sale of it? I can understand your reluctance but we've already learnt that a legal regulated industry does less harm to society than an informal illegal industry. You need only look at the example of the USA's alcohol prohibition to see the sense in a legal and regulated framework for cannabis. Netherlands' and Portugals' models of decriminalization have already displayed how a more lenient appraoch toward cannabis has in fact lowered youth use.

  • tshireletso.molobi.1 - 2013-01-07 18:32

    These ppl dat r selling drugs r really killing our children out there

  • thabelothabi.munyai - 2013-01-07 18:37

    Our goverment is encouraging this nonsense cos this foreigner get free meal, accomodation and medical in jail that they cannot get in their home

      zamani.ndlovu.5203 - 2013-01-07 19:23

      Bwa-hahahahaha munyai.maybe its one of your brothers.since you are a zuma number two family,please mark your register and see who didn't make t back home.then quickly go to the cop shop and find out how he got arrested

      buzz.rsa - 2013-01-08 07:58

      Agreed, let's stop paying so handsomely for cannabis crimes. Let's legalise and regulate, thereby relaxing the tax burden and creating a legal taxable industry.

  • divan.oosthuizen.92 - 2013-01-07 18:37

    Well maybe its time people wake up and realise the only way forward and to keep it out of the hands of the youth is to legalise it. This way it is controlled and it will be difficult for kids to get a hold of! It is way easier for kids to get a hold of illegal drugs than it is legal.. How does this make any sense? And for those who think this will negatively affect the country then you should have a look at the countries who have legalised it.

  • bone.marrow.501 - 2013-01-07 18:43

    Legalize it.

  • Earl O Tool - 2013-01-07 18:48

    not 1 of us regret the first skuif we had, wen we were in school or after. and those rare few who puked the first time, dont gooi it 2day. u get 2types of people in this world, fact. i am glad i got 2 try it in school, i almost became a doctor. now i am a happy entrepreneur making loads of cash. wicked

  • truthis.tway - 2013-01-07 18:54

    Wonder if people get arrested for selling cigarettes and alcohol to school kids.

      brassells.allover - 2013-01-07 19:57

      Only if they overcharge

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-07 18:58

    This country is rife with drugs? i got my job 2do ~let the authorities do their,s??

  • ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-07 18:59

    Its good for meditation,the international herb i used to smoke it on its massive quantities while i was in high school and i have never commit any crime,but its so unfortunately today its smokers are giving it a bad reputation by using it as the gateway to the dangerous drugs.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-07 19:01

    I agree with these guys... divan.oosthuizen.92 bone.marrow.501 fredpotgieter It should be decriminalized. So that responsible people can keep it out of the hand of children but also make cheap sturdy hemp clothing available to the needy. :D

  • joe.smit.549 - 2013-01-07 19:17

    Why call it a hemp? What's wrong with plain old khaki shirt? Lol.

  • kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-01-07 19:19

    Excuse the pun "a growing concern"

  • Erna - 2013-01-07 19:35

    Legalising dagga does not justify selling drugs to children no matter what.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2013-01-07 20:06

    Hahahaha those are 'Phandapreneurs' at a wrong market.

  • quingelo - 2013-01-07 20:27

    they should decriminalize it and make it available to people over the age of 18

  • bongani.masuku.3367 - 2013-01-07 20:35

    Because of bribes that Bursted will be out tomoro morning

  • brassells.allover - 2013-01-07 20:42

    When I was at school, we only got sandwiches

  • cece235 - 2013-01-07 20:43

    And schools are opening tomorrow....

  • joseph.mthembu - 2013-01-07 21:06

    Ag Crime, Schools become victims of Drugs just like dat, Unfair...

  • kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-01-07 23:39

    LOL StopMoaning. No brownies?

  • buzz.rsa - 2013-01-08 08:02

    Until legalised and regulated, cannabis will remain an easy source of income for drug dealers whom have no age restrictions on their products or limitations on where they trade. The problem here is not cannabis, but rather the prohibition of cannabis.

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