Police stumble on drug lab in Hume

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policePolice are investigating a commercial-grade clandestine illicit drug laboratory discovered in Hume this afternoon.

After receiving information about potentially hazardous material at an address Sheppard Street, police cordoned the area, along with the ACT Fire and Rescue HAZMAT team.

About 2pm, police closed roads between the intersections of Tralee Street and the Monaro Highway and Sheppard Street and Lanyon Drive and, with ACT Fire and Rescue, began evacuations of the area as a standard safety procedure.

However, on inspection of the reported site, police spotted the drug laboratory with a significant quantity of chemicals, which can be used in the manufacture of illicit substances.


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