R5.4m Benoni drug lab bust

2010-04-01 14:56

POLICE have discovered a drug laboratory worth R5.4?million in

Benoni, Johannesburg.

“It was used both as a laboratory and also a place to keep

essential chemicals, common chemicals and finished drug products,” said Captain

Paul Ramaloko.

The facility was discovered on Wednesday night along the Great

North Road by the East Rand Organised Crime Unit, operating under the auspices

of the Hawks, after a tip-off from a member of the public.

“Police have been informed that a Nigerian couple suspected to be

part of a syndicate manufacturing tik, rented a storage facility ... where the

equipment and chemicals used to produce drugs were kept,” said Ramaloko.

No arrests had been made but arrests were “imminent”, he added.

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