Isipingo drug bust

2015-10-07 06:00

ON Friday, 2 October the Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Team continued on their mandate to root out the drug trade in Durban and surrounding suburbs. An operation was held on Friday and a 34-year-old man was arrested in a flat in Smith Street, Durban.

Police recovered one kilogram of hydroponic dagga, 119 grams of methcathinone. and 18 grams of crystal meth in his possession. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is R120 000. He was arrested and detained at the Point Road police station and charged for possession of drugs. He appeared in Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 5 October. The outcome of the court appearance was unavailable at the time of going to press.

In another operation in Isipingo on Friday night, a 23-year-old man was arrested and charged for possession of drugs.

He was found in possession of 34 straws of heroin at Alexandra­ Road, Isipingo. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is R1 190. Police also seized R560 in cash which is believed to be from the proceeds of the sale of the drugs.

The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the members on successfully making good on their directive by recovering drugs and arresting the suspects. “These operations will continue to keep our country drug-free which will assist us in securing a better future for our youth. “We once again applaud the communities that keep us informed of drug dealing in their suburbs,” she said. He was detained at the Isipingo police station and appeared in Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 5 October - Supplied.

these operations will continue to keep our country drug-free which will assist us in securing a better future for our youth

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