Police raid drugs factory

2014-01-08 07:18
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Johannesburg - Two women were arrested on Tuesday when police raided a drugs factory in Meyerton, in the Vaal Triangle, said a spokesperson.

Acting on a tip-off, the crime intelligence gathering and K9 units raided the premises at 16.45, said Captain Augustinah Selepe.

They found large quantities of chemicals, buckets and flasks used to produce cat (methcathinone) and meths (methamphetamine).

Two women, aged 38 and 41, were arrested on the premises. They would appear soon in court.

Selepe said the house apparently belonged to an elderly couple on holiday in Cape at the moment.

She said the drugs found were thought to be worth about R1m on the street and that more arrests were expected.

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