Drugs, firearm and cash recovered

2016-02-10 06:00
The recovered drugs, firearm and money.

The recovered drugs, firearm and money.

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DRUGS, cash and a firearm were recovered in Greytown in an operation conducted by Umzinyathi Cluster Crime Intelligence and Pietermaritzburg­ Public Order­ Police last Wednesday.
Acting on information, the police raided a tavern in the early hours of the morning and arrested­ a 29-year- old man after­ finding an unlicensed firearm and three rounds of ammunition hidden under a pillow.

From there the team moved to another house in Lindelani informal settlement. On searching the house police recovered 285 straws of whoonga, 10 piles of Mandrax, 18 parcels of dagga and R6 409 in cash. The total street value of the recovered drugs is R11 000.

A 35-year-old woman was arrested and charged with possession of drugs.

Both suspects appeared in the Greytown Magistrate’s Court on Friday and were remanded in custody.

In another operation, members of the Durban South Umlazi K9 Unit in the Phoenix area, acting on information, searched a vehicle. Ten straws of heroin were recovered and R1 806 in cash. A 23-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of drugs.

“The recovered drugs and a firearm proves that the police in KwaZulu-Natal are everywhere to curb criminals.
“The recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistics testing,” said Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant­-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni.

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