Female arrested in R1.7 Million Drug Bust at Emanguzi as 163 bags of dagga are confiscated

On Friday, 14 February 2014 members of the Public Order Police deployed at Sileza, Emanguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal conducted an information driven operation that led to the arrested of a 41-year-old female for possession of a huge consignment of dagga.

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. The total weight of the drugs is 1723, 67 kg and is estimated to have a street value of R1, 72 million. Whilst searching another house on the same homestead police found three 458 Winchester Magnum rounds and as well as a firearm breech block.

The woman, who is the owner of the premises, was immediately placed under arrest and detained at Emanguzi SAPS. She will appear at Emanguzi Magistrates Court on Monday, 17 February 2014 on charges of dealing in drugs as well as illegal possession of ammunition.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended members of the Public Order Police for their efforts in curbing crime along our borderlines. “These members play a crucial role in intercepting drug smugglers, hijackers and smugglers of contraband that operate across our borders. They also play a very vital role in dealing with crime plaguing communities that live along our borders,” she said.

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