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KZN trio held over drugs

2012-12-16 11:32

Johannesburg - Two suspected drug dealers and an alleged intermediary have been arrested in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

They were arrested in Chatsworth on Friday morning after a five-month investigation, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

The two apparently used the intermediary to approach a member of the Durban Flying Squad, allegedly to get information about future anti-drug operations by the police.

The officer reported the matter to his superior, who approached the organised crime unit, which started investigating. The three allegedly made payments to the officer to get information about planned drug raids.

"Various payments were made to the police officer and detailed records were kept of the corrupt dealings. It was evident that [they] were prepared to do anything to ensure that they benefit from the drug trade," Naicker said.

"These drug dealers handed over R59 000 in cash to the police officer during the operation. During the raid one unlicensed pistol, R13 000 in cash and various items of jewellery [were seized]."

The men would appear in court soon.

Comments
  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-16 11:51

    It's a job welldone.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-16 12:29

    use this tool to investigate cities in other provinces....these drug dealers must be working with police nd bribing them.....in other cities....

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-16 12:37

    There are dealers on every corner in suburbs such as Chatsworth. In the leafier suburbs the dealers live across the street and drive Range Rovers. To catch 3 in 5 months is pretty useless.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-16 13:06

    Chatsworth not surprised? no bail? these F~~kers think they own the place~ flying high lock them up please?

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-16 13:12

    I tell u wat~ take the ill gotton drug money and dish it out 2the poor ok? let the dealers rot in chookie?

  • seelan.pillay.12 - 2012-12-16 22:20

    Well done, hope a sting operation can be held in bayview, chatsworth. U will nab dealers and corrupt police.

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