Durban - Some of the men arrested by Phoenix police over the years on drug charges have the word " Bloodz" tattooed on their chest.
The men who police allege head the Bloods gang, brothers Kevin and Kalvin Periasamy - both in custody awaiting trial on drug and other charges - have the word emblazoned on the minibus taxis they run out of Phoenix.
And while many police members and community members believe the gang exists, the family of two brothers dispute that such a gang even exists.
Their sister Melissa Misra, Kevin’s wife Desiree and Kalvin’s wife Jearldine, said the brothers were legitimate businessmen running mini-bus taxis, tow trucks, a panel-beating business, a pawn shop and a salon.
Kevin, 36 and Kalvin, 29, and four others are expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. They were arrested in January after the police raided one of their properties in Phoenix.