19 arrested after KZN cops find drug lab

2013-12-01 14:30

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Johannesburg - Nineteen men have been arrested after a drug laboratory was discovered at a house in Gillits, in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Sunday.

Drugs with an estimated street value of R41m were found, said Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale.

Heroin straws, mandrax tablets, heroin powder and equipment were found in the laboratory on Saturday night.

The 19 men were all foreigners, aged between 18 and 37.

"We have no doubt that an operation of this magnitude is the work of a syndicate and we believe that we are making great inroads in bringing these major drug syndicates to its knees," said Makgale.

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