Durban Hawks in R1m dagga bust in upmarket suburb

2017-01-16 15:26
Some of the dagga worth R1m that was seized. (Supplied)

Some of the dagga worth R1m that was seized. (Supplied)

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Durban – The Hawks – with a canine aid – swooped on an alleged cannabis dealer in the upmarket suburb of New Germany on Sunday.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said that dagga worth R1m had been seized.

"Hawks members, eThekwini Inner South Crime Intelligence, Shongweni K9, and Durban Metro Police conducted an operation in New Germany near Pinetown after members received information about a man who was dealing in dagga and cannabis oil in the area," he said.

"Members kept observation and a search warrant was obtained. On Sunday, members swooped into a suspect's house and a search was conducted," Mhlongo added.  

150kg of compressed dagga, litres of benzine, and hallucinogenic mushrooms were found in the house.

"The street value of the seized dagga is approximately R1m. A 58-year-old male was subsequently arrested. He was charged with dealing in marijuana and is due to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court today," he added.

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