Police responding to a housebreaking call were astonished to find a hydroponic laboratory used to grow dagga instead.
There was nobody – not even a burglar – at the house in Zakariyya Park, Lenasia South, this morning.
Gauteng police spokesperson Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said police received a complaint around 5am that there was a housebreaking in progress there.
“When [police] arrived there was nobody in the house but it was discovered that the house is used as a laboratory for drugs.”
Three rooms of the house were full of dagga plants as well as hydroponic apparatus and lights used to grow them.
The value of the drugs and the apparatus was not immediately known.
No arrests had been made by 7.30am and the investigation would be referred to the Hawks, Makhubela said.