Police seize 21kg ephedrine worth R30m

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File: A 43-year-old man was arrested in Boksburg for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R50,000, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Sunday.

File: A 43-year-old man was arrested in Boksburg for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R50,000, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Sunday.

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File: A 43-year-old man was arrested in Boksburg for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R50,000, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Sunday.

File: A 43-year-old man was arrested in Boksburg for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R50,000, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG - Police in Ekurhuleni have recovered 21 kilogrammes of ephedrine, valued at around R30 million.

Ephedrine is an ingredient found in cocaine and khat.

The drugs were found in the room of a 43-year-old man staying at a Kempton Park bed and breakfast.

The man has been arrested for possession of an illicit substance.

Police believe the consignment was destined for drug manufacturing plants.