Hydroponic dagga valued R500 000 seized during police operation

DURBAN – Yesterday at midday, the Phoenix Trio Task Team acted on intelligence regarding a shop at Rydalvale in Phoenix where hydroponic dagga was sold.

The team put an operation into place and proceeded to the identified location. Upon searching the premises, police found 116 grams of hydroponic dagga. Cash of R380-00 was seized from the suspect. The 35-year-old man was arrested for dealing in dagga.

Further investigation was conducted which led police to Lonsdale under the Greenwood Park policing area where a large quantity of hydroponic dagga were found inside the house. Various types of packaging were also found and seized by police. Cash of R4090-00 was seized at the premises. Two women, aged 24 and 47, were placed under arrest for dealing in dagga.

The total value of all the recovered dagga is R500 000-00. The three suspects will appear in Verulam and Durban Magistrate’s Courts respectively on Monday, 28 March 2022.

Source: South African Police Service