Police uncover a Clandestine Drug Laboratory and arrest a Suspect in Soweto

Police discovered a drug laboratory in Soweto on Monday 06 December 2021 as the fight against drug and substance abuse is continuing.

Police officers attached to the Soweto Crime Intelligence Unit were following up on information regarding a house that is used as clandestine drug manufacturing laboratory when they arrived at the suspected premises in Naledi.

Inside the premises there were two shacks, and in one of the shacks police found equipment suspected to be used for manufacturing mandrax tablets. There was an industrial machine as well as buckets containing ingredients used in the manufacturing process.

The street value of the finished product is yet to be determined. Police arrested one suspect as investigation is continuing.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela applauded the Crime Intelligence Team for the good work, as police have intensified the fight against drugs and substance abuse. “The fight against the scourge of drugs and substance abuse remains a priority for the police in Gauteng. I appreciate the good work done by the police to discover and close down the place that is manufacturing drugs in Soweto. We believe that there are more people involved in this drug lab and we will ensure that they are also hunted down and brought to book” said Lieutenant General Mawela.

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