Tebogo Msimanga |
A 36-year-old man was arrested at his premises in Umhlanga after he was found busy packaging drugs. He was found in possession of 17,45kg of cocaine powder, 8470 pieces of rock cocaine, 155 moons of cocaine, 714 mandrax tablets, 78 ecstasy tablets and 46 orange and white capsules of heroin.
Colonel Nqobile Gwala of KwaZulu-Natal police said the suspect was placed under arrest for possession as well as dealing in drugs. “The recovered drugs are valued at approximately 7 million.”
Nqobile said the police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit conducted an observation in one of the flats in Umhlanga where the suspects were busy packing and transporting drugs in Umhlanga and surrounding areas. The information was confirmed and a search warrant was obtained.
Nqobile added that while the team was busy conducting a search, a 29-year-old woman obstructed police officers from executing their duties. “It was established that she was in the country illegally. She was placed under arrest for defeating the ends of justice and also for immigration Act.”
Both suspects will appear before the Durban Magistrates’ Court next week.