The police officers from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit went to execute a search warrant on Lobelia Road at Birchwood Park in Mariannhill on Thursday, 13 May 2021.
The team kept observation on the premises. The team stormed the premises and a search was conducted. A 50-year-old woman was found hiding drugs in a deep freezer. A total of 401 blue and white heroin capsules and 61 crack cocaine were found.
A further search was conducted, six Sassa cards, nine identity documents as well as various bank cards were recovered by police.
The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of drugs, possession of stolen property, contravention with National Credit Regulation Act as well as contravention of Home Affairs Act. The suspect is appearing today before the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court.
The same team proceeded to Nazareth area where a search was conducted in a container which is used as a tuck-shop. Upon searching the container, police found nine mandrax tablets, 69 blue and white heroin capsules, 40 rock cocaine pieces, 123 still pain syrup, 22 cough syrup and 200 Xanax tablets.
A 30-year-old man was placed under arrest. He is appearing before the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court on charges of possession of drugs and contravention of Medicine Control Act.