Domestic violence complaint leads to massive dagga bust

Domestic violence complaint leads to massive dagga bust

A man and has wife have been arrested after the discovery of dagga worth R3million.


Western Cape police arrested the couple in Table View in Cape Town in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

Officers had been responding to a complaint of domestic violence when they made the shocking discovery at around 01:00. 

Western Cape police spokesperson FC van Wyk says in a statement, the officers stumbled upon the drugs while searching for a perpetrator.

"Early this morning, Table View SAPS members attended to a complaint of domestic violence in which a woman and her child were allegedly assaulted," he explains. 

Van Wyk says the complainant led the police to the perpetrator at the security complex Sandown Estate in Table View.

However, on arrival officers were informed the alleged perpetrator was not there.

"The members asked permission to enter the flat to make sure that he was not there. Upon searching the flat the members recovered a huge amount of dried hydroponic dagga in one of the bedrooms," van Wyk says. 

The dagga was found in large boxes, glass jars and other containers. 

Police believe the dagga is imported and then packaged at the flat from where it is distributed.

"Numerous amounts had been packaged, vacuum sealed for distribution. Scales and vacuum sealers were also found in the apartment. In one of the bathrooms smaller amounts of dagga was also seized," van Wyk adds. 

The two suspects, aged 28 and 33, will appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Friday. 

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