Soweto man arrested for dagga

2012-06-07 13:03

Johannesburg - A 37-year-old man has been arrested for dealing in dagga in Zola, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said police received a tip-off from community members about a house in Zola from where dagga was being sold.

Police confiscated dagga with a street value of between R16 000 and R20 000.

"They also took R3 000 - apparently the proceeds of dagga sales," said Makhubele.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-06-07 13:15

    I'm not a smoker, but I fail to see the logic in demonizing this substance when it is clear that alcohol causes more s***. I have lost a family member to a drunk driver.

      Steven - 2012-06-07 14:12

      How many deaths are recorded each year because of Mary Jane? NON. Booze? my brother and your family member plus thousands others around the world each year. Legalise it for Pete's sake. Most if not all the "facts" about how weed is bad for you are utter bull dust. Sure it won't make you smarter but it sure won't kill you, or anyone for that matter. Tik and other hard drugs are out of control but the cops are too scared cause most tik dealers have guns and most pot dealers are just "ey brother, i got a good bag for you", easy going hippies/rasta's.

  • Peter-Peter - 2012-06-07 13:19

    lol, that pic is of some seriously low grade stuff, man! thats headache material

      christian.erasmus - 2012-06-07 13:21

      Looks more like garden rubbish :)

      Alfred - 2012-06-07 13:33

      They should have arrested him just for making people pay for that. Lol! Slow day then, News24?

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-06-07 13:41

      Shm... even low quality weed can be usefull... just make alot of it into a tea~

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-06-07 13:42


      Steven - 2012-06-07 14:14

      Pete, that's why they arrested the bugger. How can you sell that sh*t and call yourself a pot dealer? Can't even use that as tea. Good job SAPS, keep bad weed of the streets, we only want good to high grade pot. Legalise it.

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-06-07 13:19

    Where's the cocaine ,tik ,heroine ect busts ? Payed them off so they target sellers of a weed , like this is going to dent the trade of something that grows in the garden .....waste of time .

      Steven - 2012-06-07 14:16

      and in your wardrobe under UV lights. SAPS are to scared to go after the big hard drug dealers, they'd rather take on a dude who's just doing community service if you ask me. If your guy can't deliver to you, better he stays close to you. Legalise pot, save billions of rands in anti-pot laws and target real hard criminals gangs controlling the real drugs.

      Martin - 2012-06-07 16:47

      consider this, an sharp dealer will move up to 1kg of say cat every two weeks, in an affluent area like fourways at R100 x 2000g there is alot of bribe tax money available. thats where the war is failed, human greed, everyone has a price and the demand will never end.

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-06-07 13:23

    dagga dealers are known for not being violent that why they are easy preys for our cowardice police force, go to Hillbrow and arrest Nigerians

  • sachasea - 2012-06-07 13:31

    Lgealize and create thousands of jobs in a regulated dagga market. Public opinion is changing. More and more people everyday are becoming aware of this plant's many health benefits. Save police time and resources that are being wasted on enforcing anti-dagga laws for real crimes where people actually get hurt.

  • Fhedzani Sadiki - 2012-06-07 13:34

    Leave the man alone...

  • Ivan Overton - 2012-06-07 13:41

    Slow day at News24?

  • sipho.mbulawa - 2012-06-07 13:41

    To people who have commented on this story thank you for making my day lol... I can't stop laughing

      arne.verhoef - 2012-06-07 15:24

      So you have some good 'erb there sipho? ;)

  • Steve - 2012-06-07 13:43

    Can you imagine if they legalize giggle-twig. A billion buck industry in it's moer. Wide scale unemployment, etc. etc.

      NeoAcheron - 2012-06-07 14:55

      I fail to see who will lose money. In fact, I think it will make other industries make even more money than they are making now. Weed lightens the mood, makes you hungry, and it sure as hell does not make you dumb. Only industry I see losing here is the alcohol industry, which is not a bad thing. If they legalize it, I am buying shares in KFC!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-06-07 15:54

      Come guys, let's look at the industrial uses of hemp rather than the psychoactive properties of marijuana. -biofuel (seeds) -clothes (stalk) -high protein emergency food (seeds)

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      Martin - 2012-06-07 16:37

      to the left, cos the right way is wrong

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-07 13:52

    Arrested for selling dagga?. Hell you can throw the whole country in jail for dealing and smoking the 'weed'. Why not go after the tik bosses instead?.

  • foxiloxi - 2012-06-07 13:56

    Shame, Police have obviously got absolutely NOTHING better to do that to arrest a man making a living out of a completely harmless substance that actually has health benefits, why not use those police resources on murderers/rapists etc etc.... Or is that just too much like hard work?!?

  • Steven - 2012-06-07 14:07

    Never heard nor will we ever hear of someone dying from a weed overdose. Stupid outdated law. Legalize it, pretty much everyone smokes pot anyway. And that picture? WTF is that? If that's what he was selling, then yeah, good arrest him, that looks more like hedge trimmings.

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-06-07 14:09

    There's gonna be a 100 high cops in SOweto this evening, also R3000 worth off stripper money... It's easy to enforce a law that has no actual scientific merit.

      arne.verhoef - 2012-06-07 15:26

      Its not stripper money... Its for the munchies and drogies

  • Sharon - 2012-06-07 14:14

    wow they arrested one out of a million,well done cops now move on to the heavy stuff,you know the stuff you are being paid cho cho for

  • herman.dewaal1 - 2012-06-07 14:18

    poor oke, i despise the conservatives who condemn this herb. Viva domestic violence viva alcohol related accidents,F.A.S babies, bar fights and dead drunk pedestrians, dis mos wat julle wil he!!! *pissed off*

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  • Matthew - 2012-06-07 14:52

    Wow.this made news24 headlines..... Just when you thought news24 couldnt get any more lazy...they were happy to prove us all wrong.must be a boring day in the office =/ Who cares??? Take down those Nigerians,the tik dealers,the coke,heroin and everything else.and tax payers money is wasted on a small small time dealer.Oh get a life SAPS,you're fooling no one.Go Do Your Job PRoperly,and stop playing silly buggers with something everyone reckons should be legal =/

  • arne.verhoef - 2012-06-07 15:23

    Hope youre free soon ou! Wait, so traditional healers can flaunt animal parts and all sorts of magic herbs, but this guy cant sell his?

  • Tawizee - 2012-06-07 16:43

    Can we legalize it already?

  • Les Tido Maloka - 2012-06-07 17:44

    Poor oke trying to make a living. Create jobs.

  • Charnelle - 2012-06-07 21:28

    Dagga! DAGGGGGA! DAgga! Gagga! LOL at the same time a cop killer runs free! Daggga Daggga Dagga! Is this stuff still illegal? LOL!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-06-07 21:55

    Can some one tell me what the ANC sold (Mandela) to make money back in the day ??? Be honest

  • janalbert.vandenberg - 2012-06-08 08:08

    This is called "redistribution" in as the dealer looses his booty while the police gets to sit back and enjoy a nice rolly while supposedly "protecting" the innocent. Or maybe doing a high-speed-blue-light joint-addled adrenaline-rush drive up in Jo'burg, apparently "supervising" some high-brow political fool...

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