Pretoria drug lab catches fire

2013-06-13 17:23


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Johannesburg - Police are looking for three men who escaped when an illegal drug laboratory went up in flames in Kameeldrift, Pretoria, the Hawks said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said police were on their way to a house around 06:00am when they learnt it had caught fire.

Police had earlier received information that the house was used to manufacture drugs.

"Two Nigerian men and another managed to escape before police arrived. The fire was extinguished [and] we confiscated the machine used to produce Mandrax," said Ramaloko.

"We are looking for the three suspects. At this stage we don't know [what caused the fire], they might have set the house alight themselves."

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