Suspected drug kingpin faces arrest after he fails to hand himself in

2016-12-21 12:42


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Johannesburg - An alleged mastermind behind an underground crystal meth lab in Pomona, east of Johannesburg, failed to hand himself over to authorities after they gave him 24 hours to do so, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

The suspect now faces arrest.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said the investigating officer in the matter was at the Benoni Magistrate's Court to obtain a warrant of arrest for the 45-year-old man who was still at large. 

The suspect's co-accused, Chi-Yu Fan, 38, and Chi-Chin Fan, 31, both Taiwanese nationals, as well as Mozambican duo Orcidio Sitoe, 29, and Peters Ngwenya, 26, were arrested and are expected to apply for bail in the same court on Wednesday.

Mulamu said police discovered a clandestine laboratory, worth an estimated R3m, where the suspects allegedly manufactured crystal meth. 

"The four suspects were linked to the underground lab and were subsequently arrested. Police seized drugs, chemicals and drug manufacturing equipment," she said.

They are facing charges of manufacturing and dealing in drugs.

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