Police pounce on drug lab in Sunnyside

Drugs found in a Sunnyside drug lab. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

Police were led to a drug kingpin and seized drugs to the value of R50 000 at a drug lab in Sunnyside on Tuesday afternoon.

The police K9 unit and Sunnyside police were led to the lab by a man whom they arrested earlier in Marabastad when he tried to escape arrest for selling nyaope.

When the man was interrogated he agreed to lead police to the kingpin of the operation.

The unit was taken to a block of flats in Sunnyside on the corner of Pretorius and Leyds streets where they found the drugs.

More police arrived on the scene as the kingpin denied any wrong-doing.

Forensics arrived to investigate as police continued questioning the kingpin.

Heroine, dagga, nyaope packets and ten rand notes were lying around. There were also small plastic bags used to package nyaope all over the floor.

Condoms filled with substances were found in a bowl and police said these were commonly used in trafficking.

Sunnyside police spokesperson sergeant Asnath Malatsi said the kingpin would be detained at the Sunnyside police station pending further investigation.


Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to editorial@rekord.co.za or phone us on 072 435 7717.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

  • We have exciting news! We’re offering a free alert to help you always be in the loop. Send an email with the word ‘Subscribe’ to breakingnews@rekord.co.za to receive your free daily breaking news update.

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


ptacenturion ptanorth pta_mootgetitlooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Recommended Story
Vehicle-related crime down in Sunnyside