Hawks crackdown on alleged dagga farm network in Western Cape [PICS]

Hawks crackdown on alleged dagga farm network in Western Cape [PICS]

Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said the suspect was nabbed after a raid on a cannabis cultivating farm in Bo-Swaarmoed, Ceres.

The Hawks narcotics officers followed up on information that alleged drug activity was taking place on the farm.

A series of raids were conducted and it became evident that the land was being used to cultivate cannabis.

“The farm was found to contain altogether 171 plants worth an estimated value of R171 000,00 as well as dried dagga weighing 79.95kg to the value of R89 834,00,” said Hani.

The suspect is expected to make a court appearance on Friday, 29 April and more arrests are imminent, said the Hawks.

“The Provincial Head of the Western Cape, Major General Mathipa Makgato applauded the team for their sterling work, he indicated that the Hawks are absolutely committed to tackling drug production in our communities and will continue to respond quickly to reports of drug activity across the country,” said Hani.

 

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