Drug syndicate operating in Chatsworth, Phoenix, and Gauteng dismantled

Drug syndicate operating in Chatsworth, Phoenix, and Gauteng dismantled

In a major breakthrough, our joint efforts led to the dismantling of a drug syndicate operating in Chatsworth, Phoenix, and Gauteng. This syndicate, responsible for heroin and crack-cocaine sales, negatively impacted our communities.

Police agents infiltrated the syndicate, conducting nine court-driven purchases totaling R124,449. Targets were strategically disrupted, with notable success in Gauteng and Durban.

OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

1. Arrests: 5 Targets were apprehended in a simultaneous takedown, aligning with warrants issued in February 2024.
2. Seized Vehicles: A BMW X6, unregistered and linked to Target’s runner, was confiscated. The vehicle is under investigation at Chatsworth SAPS.
3. Contraband:Cigarettes valued at R860,000 and drugs worth R1,500 were seized. Four cellphones (R20,000 value) will be analyzed.

COLLABORATION OF UNITS

Durban Metro Police Service ORS, Port Shepstone Hawks, Counter Narcotics KZN, and SARS K-9 collaborated to ensure a comprehensive…


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