Police seized drugs worth R2 Million

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two men who were suspected to be behind a spate of business robberies in the eThekwini District were arrested during an operation by the officers of the Rapid Rail Police Unit and the Provincial Investigations and Tracking Task Team in Umlazi on Tuesday afternoon.

The suspects, aged 20 and 25 years old have been positively linked with a business robbery in Hillcrest where the duo allegedly stormed into a business on Old Main Road and robbed a business owner of his belongings. During the arrest, a 20-year-old suspect was found in possession of a vehicle which was used during the commission of the crime.

KwaZulu Natal Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said another suspect, aged 27 years old was also arrested after he was found to be in possession of cocaine.

“On a separate operation, the Provincial Drug and Firearm Task Team operationalised intelligence and raided a storage facility at a block of flats in the Durban CBD on Tuesday night. An assortment of drugs including five thousand seven hundred (5 700) ecstasy tablets, suspected cocaine powder, crystal meth and mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R2 million was found”.

Netshiunda added that although no one was found on the premises during the raid, police are hot on the heels of identified suspects.   

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