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Three people were arrested in separate drug busts across Cape Town, police said on Friday.
Warrant Officer November Filander said officers swooped on a warehouse in Mansell Road, Killarney Gardens, at 9.30am on Thursday where dagga and “sophisticated” equipment was found.
The dagga and equipment were valued at R20 million. A man, 55, and woman, 46, were arrested on the scene.
Police also raided a nearby dagga laboratory in Imola Street, where they found the drug and equipment worth R1 million.
“Investigations are underway to determine to check whether there are a link between the two dagga labs,” Filander said.
“The plants were nicely kept. Both laboratories looked like they were professionally ran.”
A third bust at 9am on Thursday led to the arrest of a man, 30, in Koeberg road, Milnerton.
He was found in possession of tik, with an estimated street value of R30 000.
Filander said the equipment found in Killarney Gardens was the most sophisticated and advanced police have ever seen.
“The equipment found in Killarney Gardens was very advanced, it was able to grow the plant at the right atmosphere. We have never come across such machinery in the province,” he said. – Sapa