Dagga, stolen cig­gies dis­cov­ered in house

The Herald (South Africa) - - NEWS - – Gareth Wil­son

A 25-YEAR-OLD Port El­iz­a­beth man was ar­rested in Kwaza­khele early yes­ter­day af­ter po­lice found dagga and stolen cig­a­rettes hid­den in his house.

The sus­pect, whom po­lice will only name af­ter he has been charged in court, was ar­rested at about 1am fol­low­ing a tip-off.

Po­lice spokesman Cap­tain An­dre Beetge said the in­for­ma­tion was that the man was in pos­ses­sion of items re­lated to the re­cent rob­bery of a spaza shop.

“Fly­ing Squad mem­bers fol­lowed up on the in­for­ma­tion, which led them to a house in Salam­ntu Street, Kwaza­khele,” Beetge said.

“The sus­pect was ar­rested in­side the house and was found in pos­ses­sion of more than 120 rolled dagga cig­a­rettes and pack­ets of dagga.

“He also had 32 car­tons of cig­a­rettes stashed in­side the house.

“It is sus­pected that the cig­a­rettes might have been part of the loot of re­cent rob­beries at spaza shops in the Mother­well clus­ter area.”

Beetge said de­tec­tives still had to hold an iden­tity pa­rade to es­tab­lish any links to a spe­cific in­ci­dent.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and we sus­pect he could also be in­volved with other rob­beries.”

The man is due to ap­pear in the New Brighton Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day.

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