“The use, selling and cultivating of dagga will not be tolerated”, is the message the SAPS is sending to those who are involved with this drug.
This followed after Kabega Park members received information about dagga plants on a farm in the Rocklands area, Port Elizabeth. The information was followed up and this morning at about 07:10 the SAPS members discovered dagga plants hidden in different areas on the farm.
A total of about 300 dagga plants to the street value of two hundred thousand rands (R 200 000) were recovered and seized. Police also discovered a dagga drying- out facility where dagga drying and packing equipment were found.
A 35 years old male was arrested on charges of cultivation of dagga. He is due to appear in court on Thursday, 22 January 2015.
“We are addressing the problem at its roots, by clamping down on those involved in the cultivating of dagga. More arrests are eminent as the size of this dagga plantation is hinting that there could be more people working on this illegal operation”, Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills said.
Media Statement from the Eastern Cape Media Centre
Source : South African Police Service