Two suspects believed to be running a multi-million rand drug manufacturing operation in Sebenza police precinct were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI).
According to information received the investigations into the operation had begun in June this year after information was leaked to authorities regarding the manufacture of illicit substances at a house in Cresslawn, Kempton Park.
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When officials arrived at the house this morning, they found 12 bags of Magnesium Stearate and buckets with a drug mixture.
The owner of the house informed officers that the substances belonged to his brother-in-law.
The home owner then voluntarily took police to his brother in-law’s house in Esther Park, Sebenza.
When police searched the Sebenza house, they found approximately 200 mandrax tablets, as well as cooling fans, pots and buckets.
The suspects were arrested and detained at the Sebenza Police Station where they were later charged with the manufacture and dealing of drugs.
The bags of magnesium stearate found in the first house is estimated to be worth around R5-million while the mandrax tablets found at the second house is estimated to be worth R4-million.
Both suspects will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court soon.