Assets seized from KZN drug dealers

2013-05-13 11:11


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Durban - Five cars and four properties belonging to six alleged Mandrax dealers were seized in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, said the Hawks.

"We received a court-order from the KwaZulu-Natal High Court [to restrain the assets]. We believe these assets are profits of drug dealing," Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.

Two of the properties were in Springfield, one was in Newlands West and one was a farm in Tongaat.

The six were arrested in March 2010, Ramaloko said.

Three couples - Mogenderan and Nirusha Gounden, Dhavarani and Monogaran Govender, Dayanandan and Sarathabal Gounden - were charged with dealing in Mandrax and possession of cocaine.

More than 185 000 Mandrax tablets were confiscated from their properties. The tablets had an estimated street value of R3.3m at the time of the arrest.

Their trial was expected to start in the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday

"If they are found guilty, all the restrained assets will be confiscated to the state and put on auction," said Ramaloko.

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