KZN cops arrest 11 for drugs worth R5m

2013-12-31 09:11

Eleven people were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday for possessing drugs worth about R5 million on the street, said KwaZulu-Natal police.

Acting on a tip-off, police searched premises in Umhlanga near Durban, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

“Police confronted 11 occupants, who were allegedly found busy packing the drugs into straws destined for the street market,” he said.

The six women and five men are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Two children, aged three and nine, were removed from the premises to a place of safety, Zwane said.

Police confiscated 100 Mandrax tablets, a large quantity of sugars (a mixture of cocaine and heroin) and heroin powder.

In another operation, police arrested two men for producing fake matric certificates during a raid on an internet cafe in Durban.

“It is alleged that the suspects made fake matric certificates and charged between R1 500 and R2 000 for a certificate,” said Zwane. “Thirteen computers suspected to be used to print the fake certificates were seized.”

The two, aged 39 and 52, are expected to appear in the Point Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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