Durban - Five suspects were expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday on various charges.

The arrests were made as part of an operation by the SAPS Durban flying squad narcotics team.

An alleged drug dealer, 49, was arrested in Umbilo after he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition, police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane, said.

In Westville, a 22-year-old man was bust for 1 000 ecstasy tablets and 80 mandrax tablets. In Newlands East, a 26-year-old man was allegedly found in possession of 450 mandrax tablets and 1.5kg of dagga.

On the Bluff, a 29-year-old was arrested after he was allegedly found with 252 ecstasy tablets, 7g of cocaine and more than 30 boxes of steroids.

Police also arrested a 30-year-old man in Greenwood Park with 48 copper pipes.

He urged the community to report any drug-related incidents to the police or call Crime Stop at 086 001 0111. – Daily News