More linked to drug factory after R100m bust

2012-07-26 22:19
A drug crime scene member removes material used to manufacture drugs, after police confiscated narcotics with an estimated R100m street value in Bryanston. (Lucky Maibi, Beeld)

A drug crime scene member removes material used to manufacture drugs, after police confiscated narcotics with an estimated R100m street value in Bryanston. (Lucky Maibi, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Three more people were arrested after being linked to the recovery in Bryanston, Johannesburg, of drugs worth about R100m, police said.

A gardener and two domestic workers were arrested at a house in Bryanston where drugs were recovered during a raid on Wednesday, said Colonel Vish Naidoo.

The arrest brought to eight the number of people in custody in connection with the discovery of a drug factory in the upmarket suburb.

The factory is believed to have been manufacturing mandrax.

Five others, including two brothers, their wives and a domestic worker were arrested on Wednesday.

They were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday to faces charges related to the possession and manufacturing of drugs.

- SAPA
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