Two suspects due in court for cultivating dagga in Ottery

An intelligence driven operation led members of the Provincial Detectives Narcotic Unit to a business park in Ferndale Drive, Ottery this morning where a search was conducted. At approximately 10:45 the members, with the assistance of Cape Town Flying Squad, uncovered a hydroponic cannabis laboratory comprising dagga drying equipment and various dagga plants valued at around R82200-00.
Four cooling units transformed into hot houses, fully equipped with plants in various stages of cultivation, were found. The equipment, the plants and a substantial amount of dried cannabis were confiscated.
Two suspects aged 33 and 36 were arrested on charges of drug trafficking and are due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court on Thursday.

Source: South African Police Service