Two held in R12m drug lab bust

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested while allegedly manufacturing drugs in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The men were arrested on Tuesday night at a plot on Voortrekker Road after police were tipped off, police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said.

"Drugs, chemicals and equipment with an estimated value of more than R12m were confiscated."

Dlamini said the garage on the property was allegedly used to manufacture drugs and the two men were found working there.

Police found chemicals in powder and liquid form, pots, gas burners, and powder ready to be made into Mandrax tablets.

They believed the two men were part of a syndicate involved in distributing drugs to various dealers in the country.

"More people may be arrested as investigations are continuing."


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Gary Kerwin 2014-07-30 06:24:41 PM
Hang these people they murder people through the drugs they make and sell
Hennie Bezuidenhout 2014-07-30 06:32:17 PM
Now i'll have to drink Grandpa....
Enough Enough 2014-07-30 06:36:15 PM
Well done
Bento Maepa 2014-07-30 06:46:49 PM
Drug labs are found and lab workers arrested BUT real owners are rarely found. That gives them a chance to move on and create more of these evil labs elsewhere in the country.
Dennis van Aarde 2014-07-30 07:30:36 PM
Good work
Helen Sanya 2014-07-30 11:06:10 PM
I guess they are locals.
Jide Johnson 2015-02-11 12:43:13 PM
State their names and nationalities