Umhlanga drug den busted by SAPS

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Umhlanga drug den busted by SAPS
Umhlanga drug bust. Photo SAPS.

DURBAN- KwaZulu-Natal police have once again demonstrated their commitment to defeat the drug scourge in the province. Yesterday, armed with a search warrant, a joint multi-disciplinary operation was conducted at Umhlanga to follow up on intelligence with regards to a drug den. The officers pounced on the identified premises and the suspect was searched.

Drugs including 1094 heroin capsules, 1611 mandrax tablets, 11000 empty capsules, 689 ecstasy pills, 70g crushed ecstasy pills, 10g heroin powder and 754g of bulking powder were recovered. The estimated street value of recovered drugs is R227, 770-00.

A 39-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with dealing in drugs. The suspect is expected to appear at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court today, facing charges of dealing in drugs. The seized drugs will be subjected to forensic analysis.

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