R5m worth of dagga goes up in smoke

2014-12-12 14:32

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Johannesburg - Limpopo police destroyed dagga with a street value of around R5m in Makhado on Friday.

More than 840 dagga trees, each about 1.5m tall, were set alight, a Sapa correspondent reported.

The plantation was discovered by police on foot patrol on municipal-owned property, police spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The owner of the dagga lived on the farm, but was not found at the scene, he said.

"We did not find him, but we managed to discover different suspected stolen goods and [these] were taken to the local police station."

Several dogs left on the farm were rescued.

Mulaudzi said the destruction of the plantation would be a major blow to a marijuana ring suspected to be one of the main dealers in the province.

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