A 27-year-old man was reportedly arrested on Monday after police discovered what they described as a “bakkie-load” worth of dagga (cannabis) in Gugulethu’s Tambo Village.

IOL reported on Wednesday that police found a number of dagga trees being dried with a heater, as they followed up on information about drug dealing at a house in the area.

“The owner gave permission for a search of the premises, and in the garage, officers found a number of dagga trees being dried with a heater.

“In another room, they found a suspect with a substantial amount of dagga and a scale.

“He was busy weighing and packaging dagga for distribution,” police said.

The man was arrested for dealing in, and possession of drugs. He was detained at Manenberg police station.

In 2013, a man believed to be a teacher appeared in court for alleged possession of 150 dagga plants with an estimated value of R250 000.

News24 reported at the time that the dagga plants were being cultivated in a specially designed temperature-controlled area in the bedrooms.

He was arrested after a week of surveillance on his Kennilworth home.

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