Cannabis farm network, Hawks arrest suspect, Ceres

South African Police Service

Cannabis farm network, Hawks arrest suspect, Ceres
Cannabis farm network, Hawks arrest suspect, Ceres

The Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Cape Town arrested one suspect after they raided a cannabis cultivating farm in Bo-Swaarmoed in the rural area of Ceres and seized drugs.

The team followed a crime intelligence led information that drugs activity could be taking place inside the farm, which led to the search and subsequently arrest of a 42-year-old suspect.

The arrest follows raids on a series of premises that were being used to cultivate cannabis, as well as three plantation plants that were discovered.

The suspect is detained on suspicion of conspiring to produce and distribute cannabis. The farm was found to contain altogether 171 plants worth an estimated value of R171000.00 as well as dried dagga weighing 79.95kg to the value of R89 834-00.

The suspects is expected to appear in court on 29 April 2022 on a charge of dealing in drugs. More arrests are imminent

The Provincial Head of the Western Cape, Major General Mathipa Makgato alluded the team for their sterling work, he indicated that the Hawks are absolutely committed to tackling drug production in our communities and will continue to respond quickly to reports of drug activity across the country.

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