Cape Town – Police in Durban confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R500 000 at a lodge in the Point area where three people, including two foreign nationals and a South African woman, were allegedly running a mini drug laboratory.
The three were arrested on Thursday, police said.
The suspects were aged between 25 and 46, said police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda in a statement.
#sapaKZN Two males aged 32 & 46 & a woman (25) were arrested after they were found to be running a mini drug lab within the premises of a lodge at Point, in Durban on Thursday, 26/01/3. The three suspects will appear in court soon. #DrugsOffTheStreets TMhttps://t.co/nx2TLYIPZ6 pic.twitter.com/6df2cHqid2
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) January 27, 2023
“The Provincial Drugs and Firearms Unit officers conducted a sting operation which was backed up by intelligence information and stormed into a lodge where three suspects were found to have turned a guest room into a clandestine drug lab,” said Netshiunda.
Almost 12 000 capsules of heroin, 600g of heroin powder and 37 pieces of rock cocaine, with an estimated street value of R500 000, were found in possession of the suspects.
“The three suspects will appear in court soon,” Netshiunda said.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe