3 held for drug manufacturing

2015-02-09 21:24


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mbombela - Two Nigerian men and a South African woman were arrested in Secunda, Mpumalanga, on Monday for allegedly dealing in and manufacturing illegal drugs, the Hawks said.

"Acting on a tip-off, police raided the house and found the three allegedly packing the suspected drugs," spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

"A further search led the police to what appears to be a clandestine drug laboratory and [they] seized more drugs wrapped a black plastic bags estimated [to be worth] millions of rands."

An undisclosed amount of money and chemicals used to manufacture drugs were also seized.

"Apparently cat [the drug methcathinone] was being manufactured on the premises," said Mulaudzi.

The men, aged 30 and 33, and woman, aged 26, would appear in the Secunda Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, he said.


Read more on:    hawks  |  mbombela  |  crime  |  narcotics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.