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Dagga grow-house bust in Central

21 January 2014
Shaun Gillham

A LONG-TERM undercover investigation paid off for Port Elizabeth police yesterday when they raided a sophisticated hydroponics dagga-cultivating operation in a quaint 1820 Settler cottage in Central.

More than 60 plants and hallucinogenic mushrooms with a potential to generate hundreds of thousands of rands in profit were confiscated.

A 36-year-old man was arrested. When he was bundled into the police van carrying a blanket, a bottle of Coca-Cola and other belongings, his wife shouted from the entrance to their home: “I love you baby.”

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Report Abuse Author: FMOTL Date: 21 January 2014 10:56

another incident where the State illegally intervened in the free market operation of the willing buyer and willing seller principle.

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FIELD OF DREAMS: Port Elizabeth policemen Captain Gerhard Stander, left, and Warrant Officer Michael Meyer examine dagga that was being cultivated in a specialised growing operation in an 1820 Settlers cottage in Upper Hill Street, Central. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
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