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2021/05/05      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 5 May 2021 – Drug operations are still ongoing in the province to minimise the widespread of use and abuse of drugs. An operation was carried out yesterday where the police officers from Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit proceeded to a flat situated on Acutt Street in Durban to execute a search warrant. They pounced on the unsuspecting suspects and a search was conducted in the flat.

The police recovered 140 plastic wrappings of cocaine powder and five ziplock plastic packets containing cocaine powder. The total value of the recovered drugs is R58 000-00. Two suspects aged 22 and 31 were placed under arrest for dealing and possession of drugs. The pair is appearing this morning before the Durban Magistrates Court.

A follow-up investigation was conducted and it led the team to Victoria Embankment where 6000 empty blue and clear capsules were found abandoned. The capsules were destined to be packed with heroin. The estimated street value of the recovered capsules is R8 000-00.