On 6 March 2023, police officers from Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit received information about a Tanzanian woman that arrived at a block of flats on Vernon Road in Berea with drugs.
It was reported that the drugs were couriered from Mozambique and were to be distributed in the Ethekwini area.
The flat was identified and a sting operation was executed. When police officers attempted to enter the flat, they were met by resistance from a woman. The entry was gained by force and police recovered 14 clear plastic packets containing heroin powder which weighed 1,3kg and six clear packets of suspected cocaine powder which weighed 379 grams.
The recovered drugs are valued at R289 000-00.
A 44-year-old woman was placed under arrest for possession and dealing in drugs.
She is appearing before the Durban Magistrates Court on 7 March 2023.