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2021/10/06      |  Written By:  Captain S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – The Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation working together with Crime Intelligence and Durban Metro Drug Team arrested two suspects, Nikkita Landie (29) and Ronaldo Pillay (24) for dealing in drugs at Phoenix.

Information was received about a suspect who was reportedly manufacturing drugs in the area. An intelligence driven operation was swiftly conducted and they proceeded to the said residence. A search was conducted and police found crack cocaine, cocaine powder, large pieces of cocaine moon and paraphernalia.

Police probed further and a second suspect was apprehended in the nearby area. He was taken to his place of residence where more drugs including mandrax tablets were seized in the house and in his vehicle. The street value of the seized drugs and paraphernalia is approximately R267 500.00.

They briefly appeared in the Verulam Magistrates’ Court today and were granted R10 000.00 bail each. The case was postponed to 8 December 2021.