Heroin bust three to appear in court

By admin
26 June 2014

The three men arrested with an estimated R3 billion worth of heroin, will appear in court this afternoon.

Three men arrested during a raid on the biggest drug lab ever uncovered in South Africa, would appear in court on Thursday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"The three suspects aged 23, 55, and 56, charged for manufacturing of drugs will appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on [Thursday] at 2pm," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

On Tuesday night, heroin with an estimated value of R3 billion was recovered during a raid in the elite suburb of Kloof, near Durban.

On Wednesday national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said it was the biggest drug lab ever found in the country.

"We are still counting these 50kg bags [of heroin] but at the last count, we had counted more than 200 bags," she said in a statement.

Industrial manufacturing machines, scales, and containers were also recovered.

- SAPA

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