Dagga plantation found in Atteridgeville

2011-02-10 10:19

Police discovered a two-hectare dagga plantation in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, today, with an estimated street value of R5 million.

“We’ve never come across such a huge dagga plantation in Tshwane. It is (larger than) two rugby fields,” City of Tshwane spokesperson William Baloyi said.

It was located in the Brazzaville informal settlement.

About 60 officials from the parks division started cutting it down at 9am. It would then be burnt down. This would probably take the whole day.

The discovery was made following a tip-off from the local residents.

Baloyi acknowledged Tshwane had a large drugs problem, particularly in schools.

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