Dagga worth R180 000 found in Philippi-East
By Khanyisa Tabata
07 September 2011
Dagga worth R180 000 has been found in Philippi-East by the police.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk says the drug was discovered by members of the flying squad who were busy with a vehicle patrols when they noticed a suspicious occupants of a white Toyota LVD on the corners of Lansdowne Road and Symphony Way in Philippi-East.
“When police pull the vehicle off the road, two of the suspects fled from the scene on foot, but managed to arrest a third suspect.
“When the members search the vehicle they found seven bags stuffed with dagga inside of it,” said van Wyk.
He added that the 48 year old suspect from Guguletu was found in possession of 226 kg’s of dagga to the estimated street value of R180 000 and he is expected to appear in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two suspects who fled the scene can contact the Investigation Officer Detective Sergeant Khaya Stemela on 079 880 9821 or Philippi-East police Station on (021) 370 1900.