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Drug dealers nabbed at Westville


Media Statement from KwaZulu Natal Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

The perseverance of police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit to root-out the drug trade in the province resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of drugs at Chiltern Heights in Westville.

Yesterday, an intelligence driven joint operation was conducted together with the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, K9 Currency Unit and Crime Intelligence which resulted in police officers pouncing on the suspects on Birdhurst Road. On arrival, policed found the suspects packaging drugs for distribution. Police seized pure uncut cocaine, rock cocaine and ecstasy tablets with an estimated value of more than R250,000-00. The suspects aged 33 and 35 were immediately arrested for dealing in drugs and detained at the Westville police station for detention.

Other operations were held at Margate on the South Coast and Point in Durban where further drug consignments were seized. Cocaine powder and methcathanone were found on vacant premises in Margate. Slopes of heroin were recovered in Point and the premises were already vacated on police arrival. The recovered drugs have a combined street value of more than R16,000-00.

The two suspects who were arrested at Westville will be appearing at the Pinetown Magistrates Court today.


Enquiries: Captain Nqobile Gwala - 079 525 8062


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