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2021/10/21      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 20 October 2021 – Operations by the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit are still on-going in the KwaZulu-Natal province. This was followed by an operation that was conducted yesterday at Wentworth area.

The team went to execute a search warrant in one of the premises on Silvertree Road in Wentworth. The house was identified as one of the well-known drug dealer in the area. The premises were penetrated after it became known that the suspects who were in the outbuilding were attempting to dispose of the evidence.

An arrest was immediately made and two suspects aged 18 and 19 were placed under arrest after they were found in possession of plastic packets containing 2401 blue/white capsules of heroin, 233 rounds of ammunition, two magazines and electronic scale. A cash of 350 was also seized from the suspects.

The total value of the drugs and ammunition seized is valued at R74 000-00. The recovered ammunition will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used during the gang related shootings in and around the Wentworth area. The suspects are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court today on charges of possession/dealing in drugs and unlawful possession of ammunition.