South Africa 2.10.2014 12:26 pm

Police bust Kempton Park dagga cultivator

Sergeant Carrien Schultz and Warrant Officer André Ferreira with some of the dagga plants found at the Kempton Park house. Pic: Kempton Park police.

Sergeant Carrien Schultz and Warrant Officer André Ferreira with some of the dagga plants found at the Kempton Park house. Pic: Kempton Park police.

An East Rand man will face charges related to the cultivation of marijuana and drug possession after police busted his home-grown dagga plantation.

The dagga plantation was removed and the man arrested earlier this week following tip-offs, Kempton Express reported.

Police said its crime prevention unit had made the bust at the man’s home on the corner of Quinine and Brandlelie streets in Kempton Park.

The 34-year-old man had allegedly been found in possession of utensils believed to be used for the manufacturing of drugs.

“… more marijuana was also discovered in his room,” said police.

This incident follows the arrests of four people after police discovered a dagga-processing operation at a house in Westdene, Johannesburg in August.

The men, aged between 29 and 44, were arrested when the dagga was found in a refined form, while in different stages of processing, according to the SA Press Association.

The men would face charges of dealing in dagga.

In May, Metro police seized dagga with the estimated street value of R1 million in Roodepoort, and arrested a 48-year-old man in the process.

The dagga was discovered in a greenhouse that was equipped with special lights and an electric fence which created ideal conditions for the plants to grow.

CNS

 

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