Pics: Police seize over R250 000 worth of drugs in Westville raid

By Nadia Khan Time of article published Mar 15, 2019

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Durban -  TWO alleged drug dealers were nabbed after an estimated R250 000 worth of narcotics were seized during an operation on Thursday.

The men aged 33 and 35, are expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court today.

The arrest comes after an intelligence-driven joint operation was conducted together with the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, K9 Currency Unit and Crime Intelligence which resulted in police officers pouncing on the suspects on Birdhurst Road, Chiltern Hills in Westville.

Police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala said on arrival, the members found the suspects packaging drugs alleged to be for distribution.

Police seized pure uncut cocaine, rock cocaine and ecstasy tablets with an estimated value of more than R250 000.

“The suspects were immediately arrested for dealing in drugs and detained at the Westville police station,” she said.

Other operations were also held in Margate and Point in the Durban CBD, where further drug consignments were seized with a combined street value of more than R16 000.

“Cocaine powder and methcathinone (stimulant drug) were found on vacant premises in Margate.

“Slopes of heroin were recovered in Point, however, the premises were already vacated on police arrival,” said Gwala.


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