FIVE suspected drug dealers were nabbed by the police while busy packaging drugs worth an estimated R100 000 in Chatsworth on Sunday.
SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said members of the Provincial Drug Unit followed up on information about suspects who were busy packaging drugs in a flat at Silver Heights Drive, in Westcliff, Chatsworth.
She said upon arrival at the scene, they found occupants inside the house and capsules on the floor.
“The premises was searched and clear packets of heroin were found in the bedroom. A search was also conducted in the kitchen, where packets with capsules with heroin powder and a measuring scale were found hidden under the sink.
“ While the members were busy conducting their investigation another suspect was arrested outside the premises after he was found in possession of heroin,” she said.
The suspects, aged between 16 and 52, will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of dealing in and manufacturing of drugs.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa welcomed the arrest. “This arrest sends a clear message to drug dealers and drug manufacturers that police in the province are determined to root out the proliferation of drugs in our community. These operations are continuing as part of the Safer Festive Season Operations.”