R732k worth of dagga uncovered by Port Shepstone team

South African Police Service

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R732k worth of dagga uncovered by Port Shepstone team. Photo: SAPS
R732k worth of dagga uncovered by Port Shepstone team. Photo: SAPS

The Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team Unit conducted an operation on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 along Abingdon Road in Umtentweni. Police officers received intelligence of a male selling dagga at a residential premises on Link Road in Umtentweni.

The team proceeded to the identified premises where a search was conducted. Police seized a large quantity of cannabis weighing 73,236 kg. The estimated street value is R732 260,00. A 34-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for dealing in dagga.

He was granted bail of R2000,00 and the matter was remanded to 4 June 2020 in the Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the team for the arrest and the recovery of dagga.

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