Drug labs found in Joburg

2012-11-16 07:23
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Johannesburg - Two drug laboratories were discovered in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, said police.

Captain Paul Ramaloko said a 36-year-old water technician was arrested in a raid in Randburg.

"We found a total of 42 500ml containers. Each of them had a liquid that was used to produce the drug known as magic mushroom," said Ramaloko.

The liquid was worth about R30m on the street, he said.

The man was expected to appear soon in the Randburg Magistrate's Court.

Ramaloko said three foreigners were arrested in a second raid on a house in Roodepoort.

He said a Nigerian couple and a Tanzanian man were found in possession of chromic acid, ephedrine, methcathinone and 500l of a liquid used to dilute drugs.

"The Nigerian couple have an 8-year-old daughter... We have taken her to a place of safety," said Ramaloko.

The three would appear soon in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

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