Police raid multi-million rand drug labs in Gauteng, Mpumalanga

Dozens of bags of acidic substances believed to be used for manufacturing drugs were found in the Soweto facility. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Two drug labs have been dismantled in Soweto and Mpumalanga.

The Hawks raided a Mandrax chemical storage facility in Diepkloof and a clandestine laboratory in Breyten on Wednesday.

Dozens of bags of acidic substances believed to be used for manufacturing drugs were found in the Soweto facility.

A 61-year-old woman has appeared in court and remanded in custody until Friday for further investigation.

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In Mpumalanga, seven suspects were arrested for allegedly operating a clandestine drug lab.

Police seized drug manufacturing equipment and Mandrax tablets valued at over R200-million.

The suspects are expected to appear in court on Thursday.

The National Police Commissioner has welcomed the raids, saying it's a major breakthrough in efforts to combat drug abuse in the country.

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eNCA