A 90-year-old granny suspected of drug dealing was arrested today after police raided her home and found 80 kilos of cannabis.
A squad of armed officers with sniffer dogs stormed the elderly woman's home in South Africa and discovered £1,000 worth of the substance stashed in bags.
Police Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng said: This lady was quiet, old and looked like an angel sent from God.
But we received a tip-off two weeks ago that a lot of people were going into her house and coming out looking happy.
We sent in a drugs team who were prepared for a shoot-out, but they soon realised there was nobody to fight.
Police found three types of cannabis, known locally as dagga, stashed in her garden shed.
The pensioner, who claimed to be living alone in the four-room home in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, was taken into custody.
Insp Mokheseng added: She will spend the weekend behind bars, educating the police officers on what she was doing.
There was quite an extensive operation going on, with three types of the drug - called swazi, local and skans.
We found money in plastic bags ready for the bank. She was making quite a lot of cash.
We understand she has many children and grandchildren and we are trying to contact them.
The woman is due to appear at Alberton Magistrates' Court on Monday, charged with possession of illegal substances and dealing cannabis.
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
28th May 2010