Dagga plantation uprooted, Grahamstown

South African Police Service

Dagga plantation uprooted, Grahamstown
Dagga plantation uprooted, Grahamstown

Getting to the root of the illicit production and circulation of drugs that are circulating within the community is an ongoing effort by members of the SAPS. The community play a vital role in supplying information on drugs.

Today 10 April 2018, at 13:00 information was followed up on dagga being cultivated at the Banana Grove Farm in Grahamstown. A team comprising of members from visible policing, support and detectives were activated. They were led by the Grahamstown Station Commander, Colonel Syed-Cassim.

The team were met with the sight of an active greenhouse, dagga plants were growing on every piece of available ground. Plants were also found in the drying process hanging from the ceiling in the house.

A total of 52 dagga plants of all sizes were seized. A 44 year-old male was arrested.

He faces two charges, one of Cultivation of dagga and a second charge of Possession of dagga. The value of the dagga seized is still being determined.

At 13:00 members of Joza SAPS received information of dagga being divided at a house in the area. On arriving at the address, they found three males, each with a bag in front of them weighing over 10 kgs. The surprised trio aged 21, 48 and 62 were arrested.

In Port Alfred, the OCC arrested a 41 year old male at Kenton on Sea for various drug related charges including possession of mandrax, possession of dagga and possession of tik. The approximate value of the drugs is nearly R6000.

A Samsung television set suspected to have been stolen from a house robbery was also seized.

All suspects will appear at the respective Magistrate Courts at Grahamstown and Kenton on Sea.

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