A 37-year-old woman and her two accomplices, aged 22 and 25 years old were arrested for possession and dealing in drugs at Mshayazafe informal settlement in Richmond on Tuesday morning 18 April 2023.
Police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit were acting on intelligence when they arrested the woman who was suspected of dealing in drugs.
She was found in possession of 550 capsules, packets and straws suspected to be heroin.
She was also found to be in possession of 76 mandrax tablets and two smartphones, suspected to be stolen.
Investigations further led the police to another premises in Richmond where the other two suspects were arrested.
The duo were found with various drugs, including heroin and Mandrax.
The recovered drugs had an estimated street value of over R48000.
The three suspects are expected to appear in the Richmond Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 19 April 2023.