A joint operation resulted in the seizure of 16kg of heroin powder, cash, equipment and machinery at an upmarket townhouse in Zimbali.
A 37-year-old man was arrested during the bust.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said the seizure and arrest were made on Friday during an intelligence-driven operation led by the Hawks Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (Saneb) along with Crime Intelligence, Durban Metro Police Drug Task Team and Shongweni K9.
Mhlongo said the Hawks had received a tip-off about drugs from overseas that were allegedly being kept and distributed out of an unoccupied townhouse in Zimbali. The dealer was apparently renting another townhouse near the alleged stash house.