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Durban dad, son held for R5m drugs

2013-01-09 12:41

Johannesburg - An alleged druglord and his son were arrested when drugs, worth about R5m on the street, and jewellery were found in their Durban homes, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

Colonel Jay Naicker said police swooped on the father's house on Tuesday night after receiving information that he had just received drugs in Shallcross, Chatsworth.

They seized heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and mandrax with an estimated street value of R5m and arrested the 54-year-old man.

His son was arrested earlier in the same area.

"The 30-year-old son was found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm pistol with 87 rounds, drugs, gold, diamond jewellery worth R500 000 and R70 000 in cash," said Naicker.

The two would appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Comments
  • john.kirkwood.9619 - 2013-01-09 12:48

    GOOD get the scum off the street, make an example of them now

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-09 13:01

      Curry mafia?

      angelanair3 - 2013-01-09 13:23

      I am not supposed to say hang them or castrate them - but maybe boil them in oil, Or rub them with syrup and leave them to fire ants? I am thinking of ways to punish these people who dont care how many lives they ruin as long as they make money! So if they dont care why should the law care - use brutal punishment and make them pay for their crimes - too many people get a chance to walk away from the harm they have caused! I am sorry and I am gatvol - And just when I am getting all my white friends to enjoy curry - here come these two chilli pips to upset the chili cart - as if I dont spend my life trying to tell the whiteys I am not from Durban and all - Ek praat die taal jong!

  • maria.roth.589 - 2013-01-09 12:55

    Well done chaps. I can't understand people who are prepared to destroy the lives of others for monetary gain. Go SAP go

      modernmetaphysicist.modern - 2013-01-09 13:06

      Usually to support addictive habits, then the people who really just don't give a damn about another's life, that will include selling bad batches of drug and to minors, these are harsh realities globally, end of the day it's still your choice weather to buy the drugs or not. Like father, like son...

      andrez.kolesky - 2013-01-09 14:09

      @maria. "prepared to destroy the lives of others for monetary gain." Ever heard of the ANC, Zuma in particular ??

  • willem.leroux2 - 2013-01-09 12:58

    WELDONE COPS LETS TRY THIS IN GAUTENG TO

      angelanair3 - 2013-01-09 13:27

      YES!!! First stop Windsor - round the corner from Linden Police Station - wink wink nudge nudge! Its a drug haven with all the Nigerians - filthy Windsor - becoming a hellhole like Hillbrow - dont think you dont see it it does'nt exist. Please send those Durbanite cops here to Joburg - Wys hulle....

  • Duane Morris - 2013-01-09 13:00

    great job to the cops. but sad to say that is only a drop in the ocean

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-09 13:01

    No wonder some of these mothers ride in the latest cabs ~live in mansions?? lock them up!! I feel rocks??

      riekie.koekemoer.3 - 2013-01-09 15:23

      Makes you think!

  • chris.dickson.773 - 2013-01-09 13:02

    Slaughter the Dirt Bags......Kangeroo Court Style.

  • preggy.govender.9 - 2013-01-09 13:03

    Hang the bastards! They have been getting away with it for years. Probably got the cops in their back pockets too! It hurts me to see the people in Chatsworth who are hooked on sugars and other drugs whilst these drug lords profit from their demise. They will sell anything to get a fix. I have witnessed this first hand. This needs to stop now.

      andrew.m.grant.75 - 2013-01-09 13:08

      Agree with you. In South East Asia this would have earned them a one way ticket to the gallows. We speak about violent crime all the time but we dont often realise how drugs ruin lives and break up families in a much more benign way. I think the Asians have it right with their zero tolerance policy for drug crimes.

      augusto.lugoboni - 2013-01-09 13:25

      Its true. It was the likes of that jackie selebi that made me stop trusting cops when it came to drugs and drug busts. Who's to say that this confiscated batch is not going to land up on our streets anyway. Let's hope it gets destroyed along with the dealers!

      prakash.singh.169 - 2013-01-09 16:19

      Don't get too happy, the drugs will go missing from the police station and the culprits will go free.

  • augusto.lugoboni - 2013-01-09 13:15

    Not exactly the greatest role model for your son, are you dad!?

  • linda.horsfield.77 - 2013-01-09 13:22

    Congratulations KZN police! All these criminals assets should be confiscated (unless they can prove legitimate income enabling them to afford them which is HIGHLY unlikely) and sold off - and a portion of the proceeds should be awarded to the police who arrested them. This will encourage more police to do their jobs properly and reduce their inclination to ask for bribes. Now all that is need is for the judge to impose a sufficiently harsh sentence to act as a deterrent - instead of imposing a fine which they can easily afford. This practice of allowing fines to be paid inplace of jail time for serious crimes is unacceptable as it discriminates against the poor - and rewards rich criminals.

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2013-01-09 13:25

    A father like a son... Well done to our police. But I won't be surprised if S.A justice system can set them free.. Coz its sickness of this country.

  • makhosonke.mqikela - 2013-01-09 13:42

    Bravo to SAPS! But alas, they will be back to society targeting the very officers who arrested them by hiring hit-man to do so. The only solution is to not only deny them bail, but also denying them access to lawyers. They are capable of hiring the top lawyers and bribe all the way out. SARS,Asset Forfeiture unit and the likes can do the best to eliminate these drug lords. May they do it now before any unnecessary loss of life.

  • khanyisa.sulo - 2013-01-09 13:44

    Drugs, gold, diamond jewellery worth R500 000 and R70 000 in cash, this is pure GREED!!!!!!

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2013-01-09 13:45

    Another job well done...SAPS

  • bone.marrow.501 - 2013-01-09 13:48

    So are they going to dump the drugs in the sea or they goin back in the streets again...now being pushed by that snitch.

  • Notrax123 - 2013-01-09 13:53

    well done SAPS in Durban, you are trully an example of what SAPS should stand for. If only the rest of SAPS approached their duties with conviction.

  • Sibusiso - 2013-01-09 14:08

    Drug dealers have to be some of the most selfish people in society.Let's deal with them the same China and Singapore deal with them.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-09 14:15

    We all got some jewelery? What is it illegal?

      an.a.969 - 2013-01-09 14:35

      Not everybody has...now climb out ur box!

      John - 2013-01-09 16:03

      It is PRIVATE PROPERTY! Unless the cops can PROVE otherwise. POSSESSION is nine tenths of the law. ONE does not have to prove ownership! The cops must PROVE the private property was illegally obtained!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-09 14:16

    Opium Herion Morphine... how come Morphine is legal but cannabis isn't.

      sarah.bouttell - 2013-01-09 15:04

      Erm - define legal. It is a shedule 7 registered drug, only available on prescription, by qualified med practitioner. Every drop administered, has to be signed out and accounted for. Oh, and there is the small point that it's medical necessity is well documented and accepted by medical fraternity.

      diran.pillay - 2013-01-10 14:41

      Dude you are trying to justify the use of drugs, piss off.

  • diran.pillay - 2013-01-09 15:06

    I hope they rot in jail, all they care about is money, selling to the poor indian children in Durban. This is a victory for all the mothers who have to see their children ruin their lives with drugs.Five million rand of drugs that hopefully will not get into the hands of children. Victory!

      riekie.koekemoer.3 - 2013-01-09 15:22

      diran.pillay I can comment, but it seems my comments get deleted and non of it is inflammatory.

  • rsebapole - 2013-01-09 15:16

    What a supperb job by the tru heroes

  • prakash.singh.169 - 2013-01-09 15:59

    The drugs seized by the police and will be kept until court appearance will eventually be stolen by the police themselves and substituted. The culprits that were arrested will go free.

      karl.vanrooyen - 2013-01-09 20:24

      100% right chatsworth cops are questionable .seen it all B4 .

  • deepchund.ramchurren - 2013-01-09 18:31

    Well done SAPS.How about clearing the drug scums in other suburbs.

  • godwin.uanaga - 2013-01-09 21:22

    avatar angelanair3 I KNOW YOU WILL CALL NIGERIANS EVEN IF YOUR OWN MOTHER OR FATHER IS ARRESTED WITH DRUGS YOU WILL STILL CALL NIGERIANS,I KNOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN SISA HEATHER BUTHELEZI WHO WAS ARRESTED NAMIBIA WAS ALSO A NIGERIAN WHY CAN'T YOU ACCEPT THE FACT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DRUGLORD AND STOP POINTING YOU DIRTY FINGER ON OTHERS

  • godwin.uanaga - 2013-01-09 21:22

    avatar angelanair3 I KNOW YOU WILL CALL NIGERIANS EVEN IF YOUR OWN MOTHER OR FATHER IS ARRESTED WITH DRUGS YOU WILL STILL CALL NIGERIANS,I KNOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN SISA HEATHER BUTHELEZI WHO WAS ARRESTED NAMIBIA WAS ALSO A NIGERIAN WHY CAN'T YOU ACCEPT THE FACT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DRUGLORD AND STOP POINTING YOU DIRTY FINGER ON OTHERS

  • godwin.uanaga - 2013-01-09 21:24

    avatar angelanair3 I KNOW YOU WILL CALL NIGERIANS EVEN IF YOUR OWN MOTHER OR FATHER IS ARRESTED WITH DRUGS YOU WILL STILL CALL NIGERIANS,I KNOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN SISA HEATHER BUTHELEZI WHO WAS ARRESTED IN NAMIBIA WAS ALSO A NIGERIAN WHY CAN'T YOU ACCEPT THE FACT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DRUGLORD AND STOP POINTING YOU DIRTY FINGER ON OTHERS

  • godwin.uanaga - 2013-01-09 21:24

    avatar angelanair3 I KNOW YOU WILL CALL NIGERIANS EVEN IF YOUR OWN MOTHER OR FATHER IS ARRESTED WITH DRUGS YOU WILL STILL CALL NIGERIANS,I KNOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN SISA HEATHER BUTHELEZI WHO WAS ARRESTED IN NAMIBIA WAS ALSO A NIGERIAN WHY CAN'T YOU ACCEPT THE FACT SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DRUGLORD AND STOP POINTING YOU DIRTY FINGER ON OTHERS

  • salvador - 2013-01-10 09:56

    No one to my knowledge is forced to buy and take drugs. There are choices and the druggies choose for themselves and in the process make the dealers rich. Does any one really think that this bust is going to make people think rationally???

      diran.pillay - 2013-01-10 14:47

      Children are not meant to think for themselves,the scum drug dealers flood their communities like a decease. Children are influenced by there surroundings.Take away the scum and a community will prosper.

  • lorna.davids.58 - 2013-01-15 18:17

    Well done SAPS. Keep up the good work.

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