Hawks clamp down on hydroponic dagga labs in Cape Town

WESTERN CAPE � Diran Zacharan (24) appeared at Cape Town Magistrates Court on Friday for dealing in dagga.

Zacharan was arrested in Table view by the Hawks led multidisciplinary team during a disruptive operation undertaken by the team on Thursday.

A third and fully operational hydroponic dagga lab was uncovered with a total of 95 dagga plants worth R95 000 in Table view, Cape Town following two others that were dismantled in small holding farm in mikpunt klipheuwel and in Palm Beach Harbour Island last December and February respectively.

Zacharan was arrested in his Table view premises for the allegedly dealing in dagga connected to the operating and cultivating hydroponic dagga lab. Furthermore, over R20 000 cash notes was also recovered during the search and seizure at the suspects’ residence.

The case against Zacharan was postponed to 23 May for further investigation whilst he was released on R2000 bail.

Source: South African Police Service