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Alleged KZN drug dealer bust

Crime & Courts

Durban - A 39-year-old man was arrested in Wentworth on Tuesday for allegedly dealing in drugs and for possession of an unlicensed firearm, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Police spotted the man on the road and monitored his movements which led them to his home, said police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane.

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Cape Town - 091023 - SUSPECTS WERE QUESTIONED AND SENT HOME WITH A WARNING AFTER FOUND IN AN ABANDONED COUNCIL HOUSE SMOKING MANDRAX, TIK AND DAGGA. JP SMITH HAS SWORN TO HAVE THE OCCUPANTS EVICTED AND THE HOUSE GIVEN TO THE COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM AS A BASE OF OPERATIONS. Metro Police as part of Operation Razor and Operation Choke performed VCP roadblocks and 6 house raids in the Mitchells Plein area last night. This is the begining of a 30 day operation in Mitchells Plein to try and erradicate organised crime in the area. Counsellor JP Smith road along with the police as well as Acting Director of the Metro Police Wayne Le Roux. 6 known houses were raided where only drug parafinalia was found including devices used to smoke tik, dagga and mandrax. In the VCP roadblocks 84 fines were issued and one arrest made for a fraudulant drivers lisence. Fines were handed out to a business for lack of permits and health code violations. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

“The premises were searched and in the computer tower 1336 mandrax tablets and 417 straws of heroin was found. Members also seized a 38 special revolver from the suspect.”

The man was arrested and charged with dealing in narcotics and for the unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm.

“The firearm will be sent to ballistics to ascertain whether it was used in the commission of any other crime in the country,” said Zwane.

Operations such as these would help root out the drug trade and remove criminals who did not care about the future of our youth, said KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni.

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