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Drugs and money seized by police in Umbilo

Police also confiscated R5 220 allegedly being from the proceeds of drug dealing in the Umbilo area of Durban. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at R39 550. Picture supplied

Police also confiscated R5 220 allegedly being from the proceeds of drug dealing in the Umbilo area of Durban. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at R39 550. Picture supplied

Published May 12, 2022

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A Durban drug dealer from the notorious Point Road area will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Durban metro police narcotics unit had received a tip-off that a man was distributing and delivering drugs to various parts of the Durban Central Business District and surrounding suburbs.

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On Wednesday police continued their undercover observations and conducted a drug bust at the Dalton Beer Hall in Umbilo.

Durban metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said a 23-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of drugs and dealing in drugs.

Police also confiscated R5 220 allegedly from the proceeds of drug dealing.

Police found 343 crack cocaine pieces valued at R34 300; 25 wrapped heroin pieces valued at R1 250 and 200 blue-and-white capsules of heroin with a street value of R4 000. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at R39 550.

Sewpersad also thanked private security company Blue Security for their assistance and the SAPS District Trio Tracing Team in stopping the sale of drugs.

Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said the 22-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for dealing in cocaine and heroine. He is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

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Police also confiscated R5 220 allegedly being from the proceeds of drug dealing in the Umbilo area of Durban. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at R39 550. Picture: Supplied.

The SAPS and Sanca, an organisation that has caring professionals who deal with drug abuse daily, said different drugs cause different feelings and physical responses. Drugs such as dagga, heroin, ecstasy, mandrax, tik and cocaine are illegal.

Further, you could experience a very pleasant response to one drug, yet another drug could have a very frightening reaction and could even kill you.

Sanca stated, like any business, the illicit drug industry is profit-driven. Therefore, drug dealers use a variety of substances to cut drugs.

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Some of these substances may be more harmful than the drug itself.

SANCA 24 Hour Helpline – 086 147 2622

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