PICS: Duo nabbed for running hydroponic dagga lab in Piketberg

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Jul 9, 2019

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CAPE TOWN - Two suspects, aged 30 and 54, were arrested for dealing in drugs after an alleged hydroponic dagga lab was discovered in Piketberg in the Western Cape, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Tuesday.

According to Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, the Hawks’ Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) shut down the alleged hydroponic dagga lab on Monday during an intelligence driven investigation.

He said the investigation led the Hawks to the premises which were identified as an alleged cultivating facility within an old Church Hall in Bo-Berg, Piketberg. 

“A fully operational hydroponic dagga lab was uncovered with numerous dagga plants worth R700 000. 

They are expected to appear at Piketberg Magistrates Court tomorrow (Wednesday)," said Nkwalase.

African News Agency (ANA)

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