A Galeshewe couple was arrested after being found with nine shopping bags filled with dagga.
The couple was found in a shack at China Square with dagga to the value of R15000 by Kimberley police.
Police spokesperson Lt Sergio Kok said: “The police followed up on leads and managed to raid the shack where they found a man and a woman inside.
“The woman allegedly tried getting rid of the dagga by attempting to throw it out of the window but because the police surrounded the premises they spotted her,” said Kok.
“The police found nine shopping bags filled with dagga together with 65 ‘pokes’ of dagga inside the premises.
“The police also found one black washbasin filled with loose dagga and newspapers, which indicates that the suspects were busy manufacturing more pokes for their illegal business.” Kok said cash amounting to R272 was also confiscated.
“The dagga weighs 11kg and has a street value of about R15000.
“The man, 27, and the woman, 26, are both from KwaZulu-Natal, but living in Galeshewe,” he said.
Kimberley cluster commander Maj Gen Jean Abrahams applauded members of the community for their assistance by providing the police with the necessary information.
“We will not stop following up on all information received from the public and will also ensure that this information is treated with the strictest of confidence,” said Abrahams.
He urged the community to use the SAPS anonymous SMS line 32211 to forward information to the police.
The suspects will be appearing in the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court soon.
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