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2022/08/15      |  Written By:  Captain S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Friday 12 August 2022, the Port Shepstone based Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation working together with Durban Metro Police Drug Team arrested a 34-year-old suspect for manufacturing drugs at Mount Edgecombe area in Durban.

Police received information about a suspect who was manufacturing drugs in the area then an intelligence driven operation was swiftly conducted. They proceeded to the said premises and the suspect was caught red handed processing crack cocaine.

He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged accordingly. During the search pieces of crack cocaine, full moon blocks, half-moon blocks, quarter moon blocks, pure cocaine powder, crushed crack cocaine, miracle powder with the street value of approximately R563 500.00 were seized.

Various drug paraphernalia including scales, sealers, scissors, cutting blades, packaging material, bottles and cooking pots were confiscated. He is expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 15 August 2022.

Major General (Dr) Leseja Senona welcomed the arrest of the suspect. “It is highly appreciated that our members dismantled this laboratory with arrest and will continue to search for more,” he said.