Getting to the root of the illicit production and circulation of drugs that are circulating within the community is an ongoing effort by members of the SAPS. The community play a vital role in supplying information on drugs.
On Tuesday, April 10, at 13h00 information was followed up on dagga being cultivated at the Banana Grove Farm in Grahamstown. A team comprising of members from visible policing, support and detectives were activated. They were led by the Grahamstown Station Commander, Colonel Syed-Cassim.
The team were met with the sight of an active greenhouse; dagga plants were growing on every piece of available ground.
Plants were also found in the drying process hanging from the ceiling in the house.
A total of 52 dagga plants of all sizes were seized. A 44-year-old male was arrested.
He faces two charges, one of cultivation of dagga and a second charge of possession of dagga. The value of the dagga seized is still being determined.
Yesterday at 13h00 members of Joza SAPS received information of dagga being divided at a house in the area. On arriving at the address, they found three males, each with a bag in front of them weighing over 10 kgs. The surprised trio aged 21, 48 and 62 were arrested.
The OCC arrested a 41 year old male at Kenton-on-Sea for various drug related charges including possession of mandrax, possession of dagga and possession of tik. The approximate value of the drugs is nearly R6000.
A Samsung television set suspected to have been stolen from a house robbery was also seized.
All suspects will appear at the respective Magistrate Courts at Grahamstown and Kenton-on-Sea.
Enquiries Captain Mali Govender 0827797123