SEDGEFIELD NEWS - A tip-off from the public led to the arrest of two suspects and the confiscation of dagga plants at houses in Sedgefield this past Sunday.
The arrests were made on 25 February at about 15:45, according to police spokesperson Sergeant Chris Spies.
"The police responded and searched a house at Flamingo Street where 109 dagga plants were found on the premises.
"The police also seized equipment used for cultivation purposes and arrested two suspects aged 53.
"They were later released and warned to appear in the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Wednesday 28 February on charges of cultivating dagga," said Spies.
He added that the operation continued at a house in Swallow Street, where 34 dagga plants were confiscated. "No arrests were made and the investigation into this confiscation continues," he said.
Station Commander Colonel Attwell Metu commended the members involved and thanked the community for providing such valuable information to the police.
These arrests and confiscation of cannabis plants, bring the total "crime-prevention operations" against dagga to four in as many months, all after tip-offs from the public.
Constable Charlin Cassel offloading the dagga trees confiscated in Sedgefield on 25 February 2018. Photo: Supplied
• On 23 November 2017, 49 plants were confiscated from a Bibby's Hoek resident, after a tip-off from the public. One suspect was arrested.
• On 14 December 2017 police raided a private home in central Knysna and found a nursery of 26 trees. Two suspects were arrested.
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