The 37-year-old man and his 39-year-old friend were caught by Crime Watch SA officers in Sunset Beach.
According to a report by Crime Watch, at 12:15pm, armed response supervisor André Gordon was patrolling around Sunset Beach and he noticed activity at a vacant building site.
“He requested backup and operations manager Ricardo Carelse, security co-ordinator Rashaad Hendricks and armed response officer Riaco Dumas responded. They searched the property and found a male and a female were growing cannabis on the vacant site,” Gordon explains.
The source says: “He pretends to be homeless and the woman that was there is one of the people that smoke tik with him. He had compost and everything for his little dagga garden and was probably going to sell it.”
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, confirms the arrest. Five dagga plants were seized and the duo are to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.