Three massive drug busts in Cape Town

2012-07-27 10:40
	Police have swooped on a warehouse in Milnerton, Cape Town, arresting two suspects, and seizing dagga and equipment with an estimated street value of R20m. (SAPS)

Police have swooped on a warehouse in Milnerton, Cape Town, arresting two suspects, and seizing dagga and equipment with an estimated street value of R20m. (SAPS)

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Cape Town - Three people were arrested in separate drug busts across Cape Town, police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said officers swooped on a warehouse in Mansell Road, Killarney Gardens, at 09:30 on Thursday where dagga and "sophisticated" equipment was found.

The dagga and equipment were valued at R20m.

A man, 55, and woman, 46, were arrested on the scene.

Police also raided a nearby dagga laboratory in Imola Street, where they found the drug and equipment worth R1m.

"Investigations are underway to determine to check whether there is a link between the two dagga labs," Filander said.

"The plants were nicely kept. Both laboratories looked like they were professionally run."

A third bust at 09:00 on Thursday led to the arrest of a man, 30, in Koeberg road, Milnerton.

He was found in possession of tik, with an estimated street value of R30 000.

Filander said the equipment found in Killarney Gardens was the most sophisticated and advanced police have ever seen.

"The equipment found in Killarney Gardens was very advanced, it was able to grow the plant at the right atmosphere. We have never come across such machinery in the province," he said.

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