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Suspect arrested for dealing in drugs

Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

On Tuesday (2015-02-03) members attached to Muizenberg SAPS responded to information of alleged illegal drug activities and proceeded to Philippi to investigate further. On arrival at about 06:30  the SAPS members entered a smallholding at Oasis Farms where they found a Dagga plantation, comprising a substantial amount of plants of different sizes, in an enclosure on the premises. Thereafter they entered a two roomed building in which they uncovered a hydroponic dagga laboratory. Various items of equipment including lights, fans, timers and also dagga seedlings and dried dagga were seized. All the dagga and equipment recovered was valued at a significant amount. The owner of the premises, a 37-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear in Wynberg Magistrates Court once he has been charged.

Media enquiries: Constable Noloyiso Rwexana-021 417 7588 & 0716048321


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