Bloemfontein police uncover R2 million drug lab

SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

Two suspects are expected in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday after they were arrested in Brandwag in a sting operation by the Bloemfontein Flying Squared for manufacturing and dealing in drugs.

The men, who were arrested on Sunday, had in their possession Khat and tik as well as a huge stock of chemicals used in the making of illicit drugs.

Free State police believe their illegal drug lab is worth estimated to value of R2 million.

Around 660 different types of ammunition were also recovered by police during the operation.

Over the past months, several similar drug labs have been discovered across the country as criminals evidently seek to localise production of drugs due to enhanced security at ports of entry.