Cops nab 2 in possession of cocaine producing chemicals

It’s understood authorities received information that the men were en-route to sell the drug.

FILE: The suspects are expected to appear in court tomorrow. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNSBURG - Two people have been arrested after being found in possession of chemicals used to manufacture cocaine which authorities say are worth an estimated street value of R5 million.

The pair was apprehended in Bez Valley in Johannesburg earlier today.

It's understood authorities received information that the men were en-route to sell the drug.

The suspects are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

The Joburg Metro Police's Wayne Minaar says, "Two Congolese nationals were arrested today by the JMPD crime prevention unit after receiving a tip-off that the two suspects were going to sell 40 kilograms of chemicals."