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2020/12/10      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 9 December 2020 – Police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit continue with their mandate to root-out drugs in the province. This was followed by an operation that was conducted last night after the team received information about a suspect who was transporting drugs in the Durban CBD.

The suspect’s vehicle was spotted at the corner of Dr Pixley kaSeme and Russel Street. The suspect immediately sped off upon seeing the police officers. A chase ensued and the suspect was intercepted with the assistance of the Durban Flying Squad. A search was conducted inside the vehicle and 2,71kgs of pure heroin and 1,420kgs of crystal meth were found. The drugs were found concealed in a spare tyre and inside the vehicle door pad.

Cash of R41050-00 was seized from the suspect. The estimated street value of the recovered drugs is R900 000-00. A 34-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for possession of drugs. He is appearing before the Durban Magistrates Court today.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula welcomed the arrest of the drug dealer. “This arrest proves that we are determined to creating a Safer Festive Season for everyone,” he said.