Police shut down R250,000 dagga plantation in Limpopo

Karabo Ngoepe
JOHANNESBURG- Police in Limpopo have shut down a dagga plantation worth at least R250 000 following an intelligence driven operation.
Police spokesperson Constable Tshifhiwa Radzilane said police uprooted thousands of dagga trees and arrested a 25-year-old man from the North West.
“The police uprooted 1159 dagga plants, weighing 70kg with the estimated street value of R250 000,” said Radzilane.
Supplied photo of dagga plantation operation by SAPS in Limpopo.
Police said the man was arrested in a shack that was erected on top of a mountain and surrounded by the dagga plantation in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt.
“The arrested suspect has been charged with cultivation of Dagga and will appear in Waterval Margistrate court soon,” Radzilane said.