A MAN who was peddling dagga has been arrested after cops found twists of marijuana stuffed in his underwear in a wardrobe.
A source said cops from Entumbane Police Station received a tip-off that Mpumelelo Tshuma (42) had planted dagga at his house and was also selling it.
Detectives went to his home and they found Tshuma’s niece, Sherlyn Moyo (20).
The source said the cops conducted a search at the house and discovered four plants of mbanje in a vegetable bed.
The source said: “One of the plants was two metres, the other one was 1,9 metres, the other one was 1,8 metres and the smallest one was 1,6 metres tall.”
The source said Moyo fingered her uncle as the owner of the dagga plants. The inquisitive cops also gathered that Tshuma hid twists of mbanje in his bedroom.
Police then waited for him.
Tshuma arrived home at around 4.30pm from work and the detectives pounced on him.
They asked where he hid his twists of mbanje and he led them to his bedroom.
“He had stuffed twelve twists of mbanje in underwear which he had covered with clothes in a wardrobe,” said the source.
Police arrested Tshuma.
Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele confirmed the incident.
“We arrested a man from Entumbane suburb who had planted mbanje in his vegetable garden and was also selling it.”
Assistant Inspector Msebele applauded members of the public for supplying the police with information that led to the arrest of the mbanje peddler.