Hydroponic dagga lab shut down

2017-11-01 06:01
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSome of the dagga plants found at a hydroponic laboratory in Oak Park.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSome of the dagga plants found at a hydroponic laboratory in Oak Park.

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THE Hawks from the Pietermaritzburg Organised­ Crime Unit (South African Narcotics­ Enforcement Bureau) arrested­ Johan­ Bezuidenhout (46), on October 18 for operating a hydroponic­ dagga laboratory in Oak Park in Pietermaritzburg.

Members received information about a man who was dealing in dagga in the area. A search warrant was obtained and they proceeded to the residence in Oak Park.

Upon their arrival, a search was conducted and dagga plants with the street value of approximately R258 000 were found in the house.

Bezuidenhout was subsequently arrested and the equipment used for cultivating dagga was also seized.

He briefly appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, October 19. He was granted R1 000 bail and his case was postponed to November 29.

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