Provincial Commissioner welcomes detection of drug laboratory on North Coast

DURBAN – Yesterday, police officers from the Organised Crime Investigation and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on a suspected drug laboratory in Ngudwini, which is under the Sundumbili policing precinct.

The police officers stormed the premises and discovered that the suspects had fled leaving the machines running. A large quantity of raw materials suspected to be used in the manufacture of drugs as well as tablets suspected to mandrax were found on the scene. Packing materials, two electrical grinding machines, a drying oven, an electric compressing machine, a truck with a secret compartment as well as other equipment were also discovered. The drugs and raw materials are estimated to be valued at millions of rands.

“We are very pleased with this breakthrough as this means that a large consignment of this drugs will be removed of our streets. The investigation will be handed over to the Hawks and we hope that the perpetrators will be brought to book,” said Lieutenant General Mkhwanazi.

Source: South African Police Service