Drug bust: Flying Squad raids Chatsworth den

2011-11-18 00:00

DURBAN police arrested a suspected Chatsworth drug peddler yesterday afternoon after he was allegedly caught with a large quantity of various prohibited dependence-producing drugs.

In an intelligence-driven operation the Durban flying squad narcotics task team stormed a drug den in Heron Street, Kharawastan, Chatsworth, at 5 pm, taking the suspect by surprise.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the 41-year-old man was questioned by the police, who searched his house.

It was discovered that one of the rooms was used to process and package drugs.

Naicker said that among the equipment and chemicals in the room was a pile of drinking straws and vacuum sealers, which are commonly used to package a heroin-based concoction, which is sold on the streets as “sugars”.

The task team members confiscated cocaine, heroin and mandrax with a combined value of about R25 000.

A book containing records of transactions and trade dealings, that could be of evidential value for the prosecution, was also found.

Naicker said unscrupulous peddlers are using innocent children as “runners” and even selling drugs to pupils at schools.

• chris.ndaliso@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.