About 300 dagga plants with an estimated street value of R200 000 were confiscated in a police raid on a plantation on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth yesterday morning.
A 35-year-old man, who was allegedly cultivating the dagga to sell, was arrested.
The bust came after a tip-off that a large plantation was being cultivated on a plot on the Boschfontein Farm, off the Elands River Road in Rocklands.
The plot, about 2km from the road, is situated deep in the bushes and surrounded by farmland. It had a drying room set up with UV lighting inside an abandoned house.
Two plantations were found nearby. One had about 200 dagga plants and the other about 100.
The man, who cannot be named until he appears in court, sat outside his house watching as police searched the property.
– Gareth Wilson
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