Over R2.3 million worth of pure heroin seized in Glenwood
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DURBAN – Over R2.3 million worth of pure heroin powder was seized in Glenwood in Durban by members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation(Hawks) on Saturday.
Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation working together with Crime Intelligence and the Durban Metro Police Drug Team arrested a 47-year-old suspect for dealing in drugs.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said police received information about a suspect who was distributing heroin in various places in the province.
“An intelligence-driven operation was conducted at Glenwood and the suspect was caught red handed carrying a bag leaving his place of residence. He was stopped and searched, and upon searching the bag, police found packs of pure heroin powder to the street value of approximately R2 340 000.00,” he said.
Mhlongo said the suspect was placed under arrest and charged for dealing in drugs and is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday (September 20)..
Meanwhile, two men, aged 38 and 41, are expected to appear before the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court facing charges for possession and dealing in dagga.
Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said members from Vryheid SAPS were patrolling along R33 Vryheid/Paulpietersburg Road at the Kambula farmers market when they spotted a vehicle with a Durban registration on Saturday.
“The vehicle was immediately stopped and searched. Upon searching the vehicle, the police officers discovered that it was loaded with eight large bales containing dagga wrapped with brown cello tape,”she said.
Mbele said the dagga weighed 150Kg and has an estimated street value of R750 000.
She said both suspects were immediately arrested and detained at the Vryheid police station for further processing. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.