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Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp

The Hawks, South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, have successfully busted a clandestine drug laboratory in Krugersdorp West.

This operation resulted in the arrest of nine suspects, including two women. The drug lab, believed to be a superlab operating on a factory scale, was discovered on Pulley Street, Boltonia.

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Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp

The investigation was initiated after receiving information about the lab’s operation. The Serious Organised Crime Investigation team swiftly acted upon the intelligence and descended upon a dilapidated factory. Inside, they found a large quantity of chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine.

Colonel Katlego Mogale, spokesperson for the Hawks, confirmed that the suspects, ranging in age from 18 to 55, will appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court to face charges of manufacturing illicit drugs.

Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp-SurgeZirc SA
Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp

The Hawks’ provincial head in Gauteng, Major General Ebrahim Kadwa, commended the team for their excellent work and urged them to pursue the kingpins behind the operation.

Meanwhile, in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, the police have arrested three male suspects in separate locations for the unlawful possession of illicit drugs and suspected stolen tower batteries.

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Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp

The investigation into illegal drug trafficking in the area led to the apprehension of a 41-year-old male foreign national found in possession of CAT, a highly addictive and illegal stimulant drug similar to methamphetamine.

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These recent arrests highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to tackle the illicit drug trade and protect communities from the devastating effects of drug abuse.

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Two Women, Seven Men Arrested After Hawks Bust Drug Lab In Krugersdorp

The Hawks and the police in Limpopo are committed to continuing their investigations and ensuring that those involved in such criminal activities face the full force of the law.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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