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Pretoria East Estate Living: Drugs on your doorstep

SAPS Tshwane Flying Squad members have sent a strong message to druglords who set up operation in upmarket areas and operate undetected.

Following up on information, they discovered a massive lab at an Equestria estate, east of Pretoria. SAPS spokesperson Constable Buhle Rahatji said on arrival at the address they recovered drugs such as cocaine and cat valued at R500 000.

“We are aware of drug peddlers using estates to store their drugs, and most of them are dealing behind high walls...we urge members of the community to report any suspicious movement around them,” said Rahatji.

“One male suspect was arrested and will be charged with dealing in drugs and will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court soon.”

Earlier this month, two women were nabbed in separate residences in Pretoria East for allegedly manufacturing steroids worth approximately R3 million in Silver Lakes and Willow Acres Estates following an extensive intelligence-driven operation by authorities from Mpumalanga and Pretoria. Lucinda Mutoda and Lucinda Jordaan appeared briefly in the Hatfield Magistrate’s Court in Pretoria on Thursday for contravening the Medicine and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965. The pair were granted R5 000 bail each and their case was postponed to 22 October.