Tip-off leads to dagga bust in Khayelitsha

This is the third such discovery over the past three months in Khayelitsha, thanks to the assistance of residents.

FILE: Bags of dagga seized by police in Cape Town. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Metro police have recovered dagga worth an estimated R25,000 hidden in a bin in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Officers made the discovery following a tip-off by community members in Town 2, Harare, earlier on Wednesday.

They recovered 115 parcels of marijuana weighing 20 kilograms.

This is the third such discovery over the past three months in Khayelitsha, thanks to the assistance of residents.

Metro Police spokesperson Zelda Martin said: “On 12 August a tip-off led to the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect for possession of dagga. Two weeks earlier, officers received another tip-off that led them to a stash of dagga with an estimated street value of R30,000.”