The police have found a major mandrax laboratory in a house on Apricot Street in Protea Glen, Soweto, and arrested 3 suspects. The three suspects will appear in the Protea Magistrate Court today.
Police spokesperson Zinzi Hani said: “The drugs seized during the raid are believed to be worth over R640,000.”
The arrested suspects were aged between 35 and 43 and would face charges of manufacturing and dealing in drugs.
“The multidisciplinary team had searched the house and found a clandestine laboratory suspected of being used to produce mandrax. The drug lab was allegedly in operation when the team swooped, seizing a large amount of mandrax tablets, other chemicals, and equipment. All three suspect were arrested on the property.”