They say you should never mix family and business, but a mother and son appear to have done just that and paid the ultimate price after they were arrested for drug dealing in Somerset West, reports EWN.
According to IOL, the duo, aged 63 and 35, were arrested during an intelligence operation by the Hawks’ Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) in Cape Town in conjunction with Crime Intelligence(CI) and the Somerset West Crime Prevention Unit (CPU).
The arrest was made after they received information on two suspects reportedly cultivating cannabis in their home.
Spokesperson for the Hawks Zinzi Hani indicated that they obtained a search warrant before the premises could be searched by officials, who went on to find a hydroponic cannabis laboratory along with cultivated cannabis under lights and fans.
“On the premises, a hydroponic dagga laboratory was uncovered cultivated under lights and fans. In total, the dagga that was discovered comprised of 85 dagga plants. Twenty-one capsules with possible THC in it, CBD oil and 100 grams of loose dagga were seized,” stated Hani.
The “dagga” is reportedly worth around R50 000. The suspects are expected to appear in the Somerset West Magistrates Court on Thursday.