A Hawks operation has uncovered around R100 000 of Marijuana being grown in a sophisticated hydroponic drug lab at a home in Boksburg.
Officers raided the house shortly after 10:00am on Wednesday morning and found the extensive crop growing inside a backroom of the property. A couple aged 57 and 50 have been taken into custody at the scene.
Police found a sophisticated hydroponic grow operation with 72 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. The house also contained processed marijuana that already had been harvested for sale. The marijuana consisted of different strains, labelled with names.
Police also discovered ten tortoises which removed by the Protective Species unit. The couple is expected to appear at the Boksburg Magistrate Court soon and will face charges of of manufacturing and dealing in narcotics as well as illegal possession of protected species.