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Sunday, 19 November 2023 17:20

Police find stash of drug-manufacturing products in Kya Sands.

Staff Reporter.

SA Police Services in Gauteng discovered products used to manufacture drugs, with an estimated street value of R200 million, in Kya Sands, Johannesburg.

A 35 year old was arrested on Thursday after he was caught with the products stored in more than 360 bags in a locked storage facility.  

The latest arrest comes after the Hawks arrested five people, including two Airports Company South Africa employees, for drug trafficking at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday. 

The Hawks acted on a tip-off regarding employees of various companies at the airport who were facilitating the thoroughfare of drugs coming into and out of the airport. 

Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said the suspect was charged with dealing in a dangerous dependence-producing substance.  

"It is reported that the police were conducting routine patrols when they noticed a car with one suspicious occupant. As they stopped and searched the driver, police found a bunch of keys in his possession. A preliminary investigation led the police to a storage facility.  

"Inside the storage facility were scores of bags of a product that is used to manufacture drugs. The suspect was placed under arrest."

The suspect is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court soon.