A collaborative effort between the SAPS and Durban Metro saw three drug dealers arrested in a major drug bust and R1.8 million in drugs removed from streets.
Durban, South Africa – The South African Police Services (SAPS) and Durban Metro Police are rejoicing after a significant drug bust led to the arrest of three drug dealers and the confiscation of drugs, money and drug-making equipment.
“A joint operation by various law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of three drug dealers in the early hours of this morning at 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 premises where the drugs were being manufactured, were raided, and three suspects were arrested. Once the sweep of the building was completed, the SAPS and Durban Metro couldn’t believe the size of the bust.
“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 24096 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.”
Now that is a good day of policing in South Africa. Take a look at the discoveries below.