Rorisang Kgosana
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26 Feb 2015
4:30 pm

Dagga plantation seized in Centurion

Rorisang Kgosana

A tip-off has led to the seizure of more than R300 000 worth of dagga at a plantation in Highveld, Centurion, in Gauteng.

A marijuana plant. Picture Thinkstock

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu said police have recovered three bakkies full of dagga on Wednesday when they raided the plantation, Rekord Centurion reported. Police received information and visited the scene with Brooklyn police and Orange Fox Security, Gumbu added.

“We were notified to come and assist in removing the dagga. There was a lot of dagga, and we assisted in transporting it to Brooklyn Police Station,” Orange Fox Security spokesperson Andre Hills said.

“We have people monitoring the area, including security companies, in case someone tries to harvest or collect the dagga,” Gumbu said. Gumbu added no arrests were made, as there was no one occupying the plantation.

In a separate incident, a tip-off led police to the seizure of dagga plantation in the Nirvana Hills area in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, last Wednesday. The plants were uprooted, and the exhibits were removed and taken to Malvern Police Station.