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News: Nine arrested including two females in the discovery of a clandestine drug laboratory

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks)

GAUTENG - A clandestine drug laboratory worth millions has been discovered, what police believe to be a super lab operating on a factory scale in Pulley Street, Boltonia in Krugersdorp West and nine suspects aged between 18 and 55 arrested.

The discovery of the drug lab was subsequent to allegations that surfaced about the operation thereof.

The members of the Serious Organised Crime Investigation team descended upon the dilapidated factory where they found an assortment of methamphetamine producing chemicals in large quantities.  During the search of the premises, nine suspects, including two females, were apprehended

The arrested suspects will make their first appearance in the Krugersdorp Magistrates court on Wednesday, 14 February 2024, facing charges of manufacturing of illicit drugs.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks in Gauteng, Major General Ebrahim Kadwa, lauded the sterling work by the team and encouraged them to aim for the kingpins. The investigation continues.


Colonel Katlego Mogale
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