Police discover marijuana manufacturing plant at Jackal Creek Golf Estate
Police recently made an arrest at a marijuana manufacturing facility inside Jackal Creek Golf Estate in North Riding.
Police received an anonymous tip on March 13 about the high-end golf estate. When they arrived, they found an elaborate and expensive facility, complete with fans, air hoses, air conditioners, artificial sunlight, and many pots with healthy marijuana plants.
“Bags of processed and dried marijuana were also seized and taken to the Honeydew Police showroom,” said Honeydew Police Department spokesman, Warrant Officer Dave Stanton.
“Two suspects have been arrested and charged with manufacturing and trafficking dagga. They will appear in Randburg [Magistrate’s] To research. All anonymous advice we receive is taken seriously by the police and implemented in time. A person’s anonymity is never compromised, and I encourage the public to use our Crime Stop information line on 086 001 0111, or call the nearest police station, for any information.
Phone numbers for police stations can be found on the My SAPS app.
Jackal Creek Golf Estate sales and marketing manager Dean Bester said it was the first such incident on the estate.
“Jackal Creek Golf Estate is a secure estate and for each resident and owner, a full criminal MIE check is conducted, including verification of ID, photo ID, fraud, background, citizenship, work permits, etc.”, he said.
He added that estate security suspected illegal activity and had contacted police about the incident, assisting police with their needs during the arrest.
“Jackal Creek Golf Estate operates a high quality 24 hour security system operated by Fidelity which includes a 24 hour guard post, hand scanners, cameras throughout the estate as well as on public roads adjacent and door controls to ensure the safety of all residents of the estate. As this is a criminal case with sensitive information, we cannot comment on further details.