POLICE have foiled a plot to ship a lethal new drug comprised of vehicles’ catalytic converters to the UK.

They seized metallic drums stuffed to the brim with a superb gray powder taken from the exhaust programs.


Police have been in a position to intercept the drug earlier than it reached the UKCredit score: Alamy

The powder is used to make a drug referred to as bombe, which leaves customers in a zombie-like state.

Three shipments have been intercepted on the O.R Tambo Worldwide Airport in Johannesburg.

Customs officers in South Africa stated the £1million haul was sure for the UK, Dubai and Jordan.

Ceramic honeycomb cores belonging to catalytic converters have been additionally seized.

They’re wealthy in valuable metals that may be extracted by crime gangs and used to make jewelry, automotive elements and weapons.

However the core may also be crushed right into a powder to make bombe, which is sweeping the globe.

Specialists say it might trigger coronary heart and lung issues.

One lead investigator stated: “Customers led us to the sellers and producers.”

Dandy Yela Y’Olemba, of the World Federation towards Medication, stated: “It’s not a substance for us to devour.”