A 37-year-old man was arrested on Sunday January 19, and detained at Sea Point police station on charges relating to the cultivation of dagga. This comes after SAPS Flying Squad members responded to information that a flat in Beach Road, Mouille Point, was being used to cultivate large amounts of dagga. On their arrival, at around 2pm they entered the flat and a hydroponic lab in one of the rooms.
Police found 75 dagga plants under lights to be dried, chemicals and various cultivation equipment including an inverter and water cooler machine. Plants and and cultivating equipment with a street value of R1.5 million were confiscated. The suspect will appear before the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.
Meanwhile, on Sunday January 19, Green Point Central Improvement District officers helped arrest two men in connection with a theft of out of a motor vehicle. The officers patrolling the area noticed a car that had a broken window. There were some items lying outside of the car and when the officers checked inside the car, they saw the two men in the boot and immediately called the police. The suspects were arrested and detained at the Cape Town central police station.