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2023/07/31      |  Written By:  Captain B Nxumalo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – Leanne Noma Chetty (50) and Keenan Singh (19) appeared in the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court today, 26 July 2023 where Chetty was granted R50 000 bail and Singh was released on a warning.

The Durban Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by the Durban Central Visible Policing, Durban K9, Crime Intelligence and National Intervention Unit conducted an operation in a building on Churston Road, in Cowies Hill on 25 July 2023 after they received information about illicit activities that were allegedly conducted in the premises. On arrival, a search was conducted and two shotguns, four pistols, a revolver, and more than 600 assortment of ammunition were recovered. Police further searched Singh who was carrying a bag with 269 Xanax tablets.

Chetty and Singh were arrested and charged with illegal possession firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and contravention of the Medicines Control Act. Police further confiscated a cellphone and two booklets with a list of clients who had purchased narcotics.

The matter was adjourned to 4 September 2023 for further investigation.