Pretoria - Policing agencies and forensics have gathered in Bultfontein, Hammanskraal, where a dagga plantation was discovered around 2am on Thursday morning.
Patrolling officers were scouting the area when they saw two suspicious-looking men walking in the area while it was dark.
The patrollers had been on the lookout for people stealing cattle from farmers when they came across these men. The men started running and headed in the direction of the plantation.
While the police chased the men, they came across scores of dagga plants outside the rooms and shacks of the plantation and immediately realised there could be a bigger crime to deal with.
Sources said the smell was so strong that the patrollers knew that there could be a lot more hidden inside.