Massive dagga bust in Gugulethu

Gugulethu police with dagga found in Lotus Park.

A Gugulethu man and woman were arrested for drug possession when police found dagga worth more than R2 million, hidden in bins and black bags at their home.

Gugulethu police spokesperson, Constable Sindisiwe Ngqele, said police received a tip-off that the two were selling dagga from the Lotus Park property.

Constable Ngqele said while police were busy searching the property, they confiscated one black drum containing 186 parcels of dagga wrapped in newspaper, one blue drum containing 158 parcels of dagga wrapped in newspaper, one white 20-litre bucket containing 14 parcels of dagga in light plastic bags and three black drums containing loose dagga, one blue drum containing loose dagga and two big bags containing loose dagga.

The stash is estimated to have a street value of around R2.1 million.

“Police are working hard to make sure that Gugulethu is a crime-free area, where everybody has the right of movement without fearing criminals who are using drugs and dagga,” she said.

Station commander, Brigadier Luyanda Damoyi, extended a word of gratitude to the Gugulethu SAPS members for work well done.

He also thanked the community for working with police and urged them to continue reporting crime to the police.