On Thursday, the Hawks arrested eight people after they raided and shut down a cannabis laboratory in Bloemspruit, Bloemfontein.
According to a media statement, the Hawks received information on Monday about the laboratory and proceeded to investigate after a search warrant was issued. On the property, a cultivation greenhouse was discovered. Warrant Officer Lynda Steyn says that the value of what was raided is yet to be determined, but says it is a substantial amount.
A Forensic team has been deployed to assist in taking down the greenhouse.
The eight suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday on charges of cultivating and dealing cannabis.