Apartment complex fire leads cops to dagga lab

2016-06-03 13:04
Dagga and a phone confiscated by police. (Supplied, Saps)

Dagga and a phone confiscated by police. (Supplied, Saps)

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Cape Town - The sharp noses of police officers led them to a dagga lab in an apartment complex in Parklands, Western Cape police said on Friday.

The police responded to a fire at the Cape Town complex on Thursday evening when they noticed something unusual, said Constable Debbie Alard.

“While attending [to] the complaint, they got an odour or smell of dagga,” she said.

The fire had apparently broken a window of the neighbouring home and that is how the officers discovered an illegal hydroponic lab.

Alard said numerous dagga plants, dagga and equipment were seized from two bedrooms.

The dagga’s estimated street value was said to be substantial.

A man and woman, both 47, were expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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