Bucket loads of drugs recovered at Phoenix drug manufacturing plant

South African Police Service

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Bucket loads of drugs recovered at Phoenix drug manufacturing plant. Photo: SAPS
Bucket loads of drugs recovered at Phoenix drug manufacturing plant. Photo: SAPS

A joint operation by various law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of three drug dealers in the early hours of the morning of 18 July 2019, in Phoenix. An intelligence driven operation was conducted by members of the South African Police Services and Durban Metro police at Phoenix which resulted in the recovery of drugs to the value of more than one million rands.

The police officers raided identified premises suspected to be manufacturing drugs at Phoenix. Three suspects aged between 30 and 48 were arrested and they will appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court soon.

A total of 24,096 heroin capsules, 809 crack cocaine pieces, 1068 mandrax tablets, one and a half kilogram of heroin powder, four bags of cocaine, 287 ecstasy pills, three two way radios, one unlicensed firearm and various ammunition were recovered.

Twenty five buckets of capsules were also found as well as heroin packaging equipment. R59,419-00 in cash was recovered from the suspects.

The estimated street value of recovered drugs is R1 834 879-00.

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