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Police finds 24 firearms at dagga farm

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On Monday, the 5th of October, around noon, members of the National Intervention Unit in Cape Town and the Worcester Anti-Gang Unit conducted a search and seizure operation at premises in Fairy View, Brandwacht, Worcester, after reports were obtained that dagga is farmed on the premises.

Twenty four guns, a vast quantity of ammo, one hand grenade, 1 120 dagga plants for cultivation and cultivation supplies to the value of R2 240 000 were captured.

Five male suspects aged between 33 and 50 and two female suspects aged 36 and 39 were jailed on charges of cultivating dagga, failure to safeguard firearms, illegal possession of explosives, and unlawful possession of weapons and ammunition.

The prisoners are due to appear in the Worcester Magistrates Court once charged.

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