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Woman arrested for dagga worth R1.72 m

FILE PICTURE: The bags of dagga seized during the stop and search operation. Picture: Supplied

FILE PICTURE: The bags of dagga seized during the stop and search operation. Picture: Supplied

A 41-year-old woman was arrested on Friday after police found a huge consignment of dagga worth around R1.7 million in a house belonging to the suspect.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Police conducted an information driven operation that led them to a homestead in Emanguzi, KwaZulu-Natal.

It is alleged that when police swooped on the homestead they discovered 163 bags of dagga stashed in one of the houses on the premises,² said Naicker.

The total weight of the stockpile of dagga is 1723.67 kg and has an estimated to have a street value of R1.72 million.

Police also found ammunition and a firearm breech block in another house on the premises.

Whilst searching another house on the same homestead police found three 458 Winchester Magnum rounds and as well as a firearm breech block, said Naicker.

Police immediately placed the owner of the premises under arrest, she is currently being detained at Emanguzi SAPS and is expected to appear in the Emanguzi Magistrates Court on Monday, 17 February 2014 on charges of dealing in drugs as well as illegal possession of ammunition.

 

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