CAPE TOWN, January 10 – A total of five suspects have been arrested in Durban and surrounding areas for possession of drugs, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.
According to KZN police, the provincial drug task team on Tuesday arrested two suspects at the Point area after they followed up information about drug activities at a hotel in South Beach.
“The members acted on information that led to the arrest of the suspects. More than 59 grams of heroin with the street value of up to R20,000 was seized from them. The arrested suspects will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court today (Wednesday).”
Another two suspects, aged 29 and 61, were arrested at Phoenix area on Monday after an intelligence-driven operation was conducted in the area which led the police to Hartside place in Phoenix.
“A man and a woman were found in possession of 180 mandrax tablets and 36 pieces of crack cocaine with the street value of R21,600. The two suspects appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Tuesday) and their case was remanded for further investigation,” police said.
The last suspect was arrested on Saturday, January 6, at Rucklen Place in Phoenix after he was found in possession of 99 heroin capsules with the street value of R1,980.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, welcomed the arrests of the alleged drug dealers. “I sincerely thank the members for their effort in getting rid of drugs in the province. I encourage the community members to expose drug dealers by reporting them to the police. We will act swiftly upon receiving information and make sure that drug dealers are brought to book.”
– African News Agency (ANA),