Crocodile jaws, heroin and dagga sellers caught

2015-11-04 06:00

POLICE were active last week with arrests for drugs, illegal liquor and selling part of protected animals.

Four suspects, Linda Cebekhulu, Sifiso Biyela, Nkule Mhlongo and Themba Mkhize appeared in Greytown Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of protected animal parts and skin. The case was remanded until 17 November for further investigation.

On Wednesday, 27 October KZN Wildlife and Greytown SAPS members arrested the four in a joint operation in the town. The suspects were selling parts of protected animals such as crocodile jaws, leopard skins, tortoise shells, bush buck skins and snake skins.

As they could not produce permits to possess such products the four were arrested.

On the same day while patrolling the area, police arrested a 57-year-old man found in possession of 81 parcels of dagga - he also had R15 048 in cash.

Two men were arrested at an illegal liquor outlet last week in an intelligence-driven operation by Pietermaritzburg Police K9 with the help of specially trained dogs, and Greytown SAPS. Mandrax, heroin and ecstasy tablets to the estimated value of R35 000 and liquor to the value of R30 000 were found. The two suspects, charged with drug possession and dealing in liquor, will appear in the Greytown Magistrate's Court.

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