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Employee among thieves nabbed with stolen medication


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – It is alleged by the complainant that between 3 and 4 November 2021 he was on duty at the dispatch department at Riverhorse Valley when he received four boxes of medication containing Mylan Alprazolam tablets. When he was about to distribute the boxes, he noticed that all the boxes were stolen. He looked everywhere but could not find the boxes. An Apple Ipad was also stolen with the boxes. A case of theft was opened at Newlands SAPS.

Yesterday, the Provincial Trio Task Team followed up information regarding the stolen medication. The information led the team to Wiggins in Cato Manor where an Apple Iphone was recovered. Further investigation led police to KwaMashu Hostel where 61 units of medication of Mylan Alphrazolam commonly known as Xanax was recovered.

A 23-year-old old suspect was placed under arrest. Another 25-year-old suspect was arrested at his place of employment where the medication was stolen. Both suspects will appear in court next week on theft charges.


Captain Nqobile Gwala
079 525 8062


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