R2.5m drug bust in Fourways

Police made two arrests in a Fourways drug lab raid and confiscated drugs worth R2.5 million.

Gauteng police made two arrests in a Fourways drug lab raid and confiscated drugs worth R2.5 million. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

JOHANNESBURG - Police have raided a suspected drug lab in Northern Johannesburg resulting in two arrests and the confiscation of drugs with a street value of around R2.5 million.

The operation took place at a house in Fourways on Monday and was conducted by the National Intervention and Crime Intelligence Units.

Drugs seized include cocaine and heroin along with ingredients used to manufacture tik.

The police's Solomon Makgale says firearms and ammunition was also confiscated.

"This is one of the good examples which shows there is good cooperation between different units and members of the community."

The two men arrested are expected to appear in court soon.

At the same time 17 people are expected to appear in the Khutsong Magistrates Court for drug-related offenses.

Police arrested the suspects in the West Rand township on Tuesday for being in possession of drugs and illegal cigarettes.

"A substantial amount of drugs, including nyaope and dagga, were confiscated during the operation. This follows the weekend's violent incidents in Khutsong which left six people dead. No arrests have been made and we are still appealing to the community to come forward with any information that can assist us in the investigation," the police's Neville Malila said.

The victims were stoned and burned to death when angry residents accused them of being behind gangster activity in the area.


In another incident, a 34-year-old Bolivian man was arrested after he was found in possession of two kilograms of cocaine worth R600,000 at King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal.

Cocaine bust at King Shaka International Airport. Picture:SAPS

The Bolivian national was arrested on arrival to South Africa on a flight from Brazil on Monday.