Teacher Caught Running $1.5M Cocaine Lab Out Of His Home

A teacher in Wales was slapped with three years in prison after detectives say they uncovered a million-dollar cocaine lab in his home.
Posted at 10:37 AM, Mar 21, 2014

It’s a story that’s generated it’s fair share of Breaking Bad headlines. ​(Via The Guardian, Gawker, The Mirror, The Telegraph)

Secondary school teacher Macphallen Kuwale was slapped with three-and-a-half years in prison after detectives say they uncovered a million-dollar cocaine operation inside his home. (Via BBC)

According to The Guardian, police found more than 100 grams of cocaine, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cutting agents and a pressing machine in the alleged cocaine lab.

As one South Wales detective told The Mirror: “He was involved in street level dealing as well as a sophisticated wholesale operation … It was totally unusual. It is not something that you come across everyday."

When Kuwale was arrested, he told detectives he wasn't a cocaine dealer and said he was holding the drugs for someone else.

But, unsurprisingly, further investigations and a raid of his home later proved he was "heavily involved in the supply of cocaine." (Via ITV)

During a school hearing, Kuwale was banned from teaching for life. He now has 28 days to appeal that decision.