Men found with stolen ARVs
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested on Sunday in Olifantsfontein after they were found with stolen antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), the national department of health said.
"(The) two men who were arrested by the police after they were found in possession of ARVs worth R200 000, will appear in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court tomorrow (Monday)," said spokesperson Fidel Hadebe.
"The police believe the suspects stole the ARVs for use in the manufacturing of an illegal drug known as "whoonga", which is a concoction containing Stocrin (an ARV drug), dagga, Strepsils and rat poison."
The pair was arrested following a tip-off.
They were found in possession of Viread (an ARV drug) and two plastic bags each carrying about 20 batches of ARVs.
Captain Manyadza Ralidzhivha said the men, aged 41 and 43, will face charges of possession of stolen property.