Bothasig Police shut down hydroponics facility in Richwood

Bothasig SAPS Warrant Officer Dean Newman with some of the plants found at a hydroponics cultivating facility being operated from a residence in Richwood.
Bothasig SAPS Warrant Officer Dean Newman with some of the plants found at a hydroponics cultivating facility being operated from a residence in Richwood.

On Thursday 9 August Bothasig police achieved success when they swooped in on premises in Richwood from where a cultivation plant was being operated.

Local police received information that suspicious behaviour had been noticed at the residence. The information was followed resulting in the discovery of a hydroponics facility where dagga was being cultivated.

The members followed up on more information received and arrested a 45 year old male at an address in Bothasig which is frequently raided by local police as a result of drug activity on the premises.

Dagga plants with a street value of over R150 000 were found on the premises and seized, as well as all the equipment used to cultivate the plants.

A case of cultivation or dealing in dagga has been opened and is currently under investigation.  Anyone with more information can contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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