Centurion suspects to appear in court for drug laboratory

by Thys Khiba
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By Thys Khiba – The Hawks have arrested two suspects, aged 29 and 51, on charges of contravening the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act in Chrystal Gardens complex, Emberfield, Centurion on Wednesday, 15 February.

Two are expected to appear in the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 17 February for operating a narcotics drug laboratory.

The arrest originates from the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation which culminated into search and seizure operation on Wednesday, 15 February 2023. The intelligence driven multi-disciplinary operation was carried out at a unit in Chrystal Gardens complex, Emberfield, Centurion,” said  Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha.

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Police have found equipment including crystal meth, chemicals and a small piece of gold were confiscated to allow for further investigation.

The value of the seized items is not yet determined.

Various formations of the police that included the Hawks, Pretoria West Visible Policing, Weirdebrug police, Public Order Police and Home Affairs officials swooped at the identified unit.

The resultant search uncovered a drug laboratory inside the unit’s garage,” said Ramovha.

This is a developing story.




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