Drug den discovered in Durban

2011-11-18 07:21

Durban - A man was arrested after police raided a drug den and seized a large quantity of drugs in Durban on Thursday, said KwaZulu-Natal police.

Acting on a tip-off, police entered the house and arrested the 41-year-old man at around 17:00, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

The man was questioned by police and the house searched. Police found a room used to process and package heroin.

Police seized cocaine, heroin and mandrax with a combined street value of over R25 000 and a records book containing transactions and dealings, said Naicker.

The man was expected to appear in court soon and faces charges of processing and dealing in drugs.

  • Kobus - 2011-11-18 07:31

    good one.

      Gwaa - 2011-11-18 15:41

      Hey my lani! Lekka tick en white coke I say. Bargain! Give you nice price. Just one sniff and you've hooked! Nice trips and all...

  • Greg - 2011-11-18 07:52

    It's only 25k... that's not a drug den, that's the beginning of a GREAT weekend!

      Spiral - 2011-11-18 08:40


  • pberchu - 2011-11-18 07:54

    & this is news? Durban has been a drug Heaven for decades...Justice never takes its course...street justice does. Liek one drug merchant killing another. Clearly they run the town! Nothing will come of this like the hundreds of other drug busts.

      marazor - 2011-11-18 08:09

      "Durban has been a drug Heaven for decades" ... No, Cape Town is

      Hans - 2011-11-18 08:11

      You are correct, just drive around the city at night and you will see dealings taking place all the time. If I can see, why can't the cops?Prostitutes who roam around the night are also drug peddlers and they openly trade to all at night. The cops just turn a blind eye.

      Rory - 2011-11-18 08:13

      Ah yes...."the drug heaven", as opposite to "the drug hell" as dark is to light ... Should that not be "drug Haven"?

  • mauritzswanepoel - 2011-11-18 08:00

    Nice catch but far from a big break. R25 000 in street value would probably keep one dealer busy a day. And before you give the "oh it's going to save a life crap", people who buy drugs arent forced into it, it's not a disease, it's a decision. If they cannot get their fix by dealer number 1, there will be a 2nd, and 3rd, and 4th.

  • Rory - 2011-11-18 08:08

    At least his bookkeeping seems up to date??!! WTF? "records book containing transactions and dealings" uh, please sign here sir to acknowledge receipt of your narcotics, and initial here, here and here. Thank you, enjoy your drugs now you hear?

  • wgjooste - 2011-11-18 08:39

    If people wanna take e or smoke weed or sniff coke why not , its their choice , I see people drinking everyday , we seem to forget that alchol is also a drug. This is a great example where people in society dont think for themselves , dont ask questions , go do your own research look at different sources and make up your own mind not one thats been shuffed down your throat by media. We joke about being hungover , or how we got so drunk that we threw up. We have no real control not only over our emotions or body when we get drunk. So hows that not clearly a drug - im not saying drugs are good , if thats your thing then great , moderation is key.

      mauritzswanepoel - 2011-11-19 14:38

      well played :P

  • Lila - 2011-11-18 10:10

    You're right, it is their choice. Unfortunately they are not the only one's that get affected when they make a stupid decision. 1) When you steal your families things to pay for your drug habit. 2) When you drive under the influence. 3) When you commit a crime as a result of your drug habit. 4) When you are addicted and unstable and your family has to deal with the problems you cause. 5) When your wife/husband, child, mother, father, brother or sister has to end up with the consequences of your problem. So no, taking drugs and being under the influence or getting drunk is not only "your problem" - the people around you also suffer. And sadly, when it comes to drugs, there is no such thing as "moderation." I have a brother who now has Psychosis - since he can't work who do you think has to look after him and his "its just casual and marijuana wont harm me" problem? I have a friend who was killed in a car accident while having a bit of "once off" fun on LSD. Unfortunately he also murdered the woman and 3 year old child in the car they hit. My uncle and work colleague - both killed in separate car accidents - they were the innocent victims of a drunk. Some of you, both drug users and those who abuse alcohol, may say I'm going overboard, think you're in control and that your reaction to drugs or alcohol is mild or that you stay responsible...but the truth is, all it takes is that "one time" to cause a lifetime of heartache.

  • Nirvan - 2011-11-18 10:57

    Small fry. The real kingpins are sitting pretty in their luxury mansions in upmarket suburbs hiding behind the facade of being 'successful businessmen'. These dealers are expendable pawns who take the heat for the big boys who can afford large bribes.

  • Simon - 2011-11-18 11:21

    Go to jail . When you pass start , collect R200 tax free , free food , free education , free smokes . WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT , WILL DO IT WHEN I DON'T HAVE A JOB AND WILL MAKE SURE THAT I GET CAUGHT FOR ALL THE BENIFITS

  • Gwaa - 2011-11-18 15:39

    Hey my lani! Lekka tick en white coke I say. Bargain! Give you nice price. Just one sniff and you've hooked! Nice trips and all...

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