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Cops swoop on suspected city drug lab, narcotics worth R1 million seized

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A suspect was arrested after an alleged drug factory was discovered at a house in Carters Glen in Kimberley.

Drugs with an estimated street value of more than R1 million were seized at a suspected drug laboratory. Pictures: Supplied

A 43-YEAR-old man was arrested on charges of dealing and manufacturing drugs after an alleged drug factory was discovered at a house in Carters Glen in Kimberley and drugs with an estimated street value of approximately R1 million were seized.

Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said a team comprising of the Provincial Organised Crime Detectives and the SAPS Multi-Dimension Organised Crime unit pounced on the laboratory.

“The house was raided at midday on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Carters Glen in Kimberley,” said Kock.

“Police confiscated equipment and utensils used in the manufacturing process, namely pots, scales, spoons, ovens, and an assortment of chemicals allegedly utilised for the manufacturing of drugs. The members also seized refuse bags filled with suspected cocaine, tik and kat.”

Kock added that the team was commended for the arrest.

“The Frances Baard district commissioner, Major-General Johan Bean, commended the SAPS members for this huge breakthrough and reiterated that we will keep on squeezing the space for criminals to operate, as drugs will be one of the focus areas this festive season.”

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