R1.6m seized in KZN drug bust

2013-01-04 10:31

Johannesburg - Four people were arrested and R1.6m in cash was seized in two different drug busts in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Colonel Jay Naicker said a drug dealer and his accomplice were arrested on Thursday when they sold 3 000 mandrax tablets to an undercover policeman.

"Crime intelligence undercover operatives made a total of 12 'buys' from this drug dealer over a period of a month... [They] purchased crack cocaine, mandrax tablets and ecstasy for approximately R136 000."

Naicker said the drugs were seized and two more people were arrested at the drug dealers' house.

The four would appear in court soon on charges of dealing in drugs, he said.

R1.6m seized

In a different operation on Thursday, police obtained a search warrant for a property in Savannah Park.

"The warrant was executed and whilst police were searching the premises they found a bag hidden in the house's roof. On searching the bag police found South African currency totalling R1.6m in cash," he said.

"The South African Revenue Services were contacted and the cash was seized, pending an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the possession of this substantial amount of cash."

Investigations continue.

  • thabani.alfred - 2013-01-04 11:05

    Job well done SAPS!!

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2013-01-04 11:35

    Glad they busting real drug dealers and not rastafarians

  • rowena.gouws - 2013-01-04 12:36

    Nail them! I hope they go to jail for a very long time, self serving oafs.

  • Desmond Lando Smith - 2013-01-04 12:38

    When the report said that they contacted the Receiver in connection with the R1.6 . What they meant was that the 1 cop had a cousin that worked for the Receiver and he came and collected the money and they gonna split it between them this weekend ......... lol !!!

  • ntokozo.xaba - 2013-01-04 12:41

    Where do these drugs end up,after being confiscated by the police?

  • preshen.govender.12382 - 2013-01-04 12:44

    Dam my supply is going up now

  • wayne.fisher.9404 - 2013-01-04 12:47

    These type of operations and seizes we need in Cape Town instead of targeting addicts in the streets coming from these outlets

  • mart.botha - 2013-01-04 16:24

    JAIL....NO BAIL !!! These are dealers in death and they must be treated as extremely hostile to society. Your 'Human Rights' are hereby reduced to grim basics and will only be re-instated if you are totally exonerated in a court case. You may not appoint your own attorney but will be allocated one from a rotational list of 'public defenders'. ..................if only !

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-04 19:00

    the money was 3ml they shared the rest and remained with 1.6ml

  • akozik - 2013-01-05 00:41

    Credit where credit is due. Big well done to the SAPS members involved. Sadly it is the tip of the iceberg though

  • sachasea - 2013-01-05 07:37

  • abusufyaan.ahmad - 2013-01-06 09:05

    this would not even dent the Chatsworth supply.

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