Police bust drug lab in Old Crossroads, WC

The arrest of a man for possession of an illegal firearm led police to the lab.

FILE: Drums containing chemicals used to produce mandrax. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A man arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm in Nyanga has led police to a drug laboratory at a house in Old Crossroads in the Western Cape.

Police say equipment used to manufacture mandrax was confiscated from the house.

The police's Tembinkosi Kinana says, "Upon investigation, the police recovered a lot of equipment and chemicals believed to have been used for manufacturing mandrax."