R40m drugs, chemicals bust

East Rand police on Thursday made a massive drugs bust in Kempton Park, seizing chemicals and narcotics...

Gas cylinders used at a drug lab in Kempton Park.Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

East Rand police on Thursday made a massive drugs bust in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Kempton<placetype w:st="on">Park, seizing chemicals and narcotics worth an estimated R40 million.

Early on Thursday morning, officers raided a house they had been observing for some time as part of an intensive investigation.

When they entered the property, they discovered a drugs manufacturing laboratory in a double garage as well as narcotics powder drying inside the home.

“Police are following leads and arrests are imminent. We are looking at about four to five suspects,” said the police’s Katlego Mogale.