Town the drug ‘Heaven’

A massive drugs cache was unearthed in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the slum that is Hope City.

Hope has left that city a long time ago, with drug pushers running amok, giving Hope City the irreversibly tarnished etiquette of Sin City.

Public information spurred a Mhluzi task team to hit Hope City, leading to the arrest of a Nigerian national, Chierozolam Modestus Ngerem (25).

Ngerem was found in possession of a large amount of Rock cocaine crystals and an ample number of sachets of Cat.

The drugs were found in Unit Q26 at the second gate of the low cost housing project.

Police monitors spotted him around 08:00 appearing to be jumpy.

They decided to search him and found some of the drugs hidden in the seam of his jacket.

The SAPS members then took him to his residence where they discovered more drugs with an estimated street value of R30 000.

Ngerem will appear in court on Friday for a formal bail application.

The success comes on the back of another bust, this time in Mhluzi, where a South African was found in possession of buckets full of marijuana.

Themba Mvubelo (32), was busted in at a rental place called “Emazulwini,” at Plein Section of the township, where space is exclusively rented to people from KZN.

The highly addictive Rock cocaine and sachets full of Cat that was uncovered at Hope City during a Mhluzi police sting on Tuesday at dawn.
The highly addictive Rock cocaine and sachets full of Cat that was uncovered at Hope City during a Mhluzi police sting on Tuesday at dawn.

Emazulwini loosely translates into “Heaven,” and like Hope City, the irony of the place names are diabolical.

Mvubelo is unemployed and he told police during his arrest that he sells the dagga to make a living.

He admitted that he gets his supply from Swaziland.

Altogether 767 pokes of dagga was found with an estimated street value of R8000.

Captain Chris Mngwenya, leader of the operation and branch commander of the Mhluzi detective branch, expressed his thanks to the public for joining hands with the police in an effort to drive out of the community.

“In an effort to protect out children from the scourge of drugs, and a future of addiction, the members of the community supplied us with accurate information which led to the arrest of two prominent drug lords,” captain Mngwenya said.

He said that owners of rental properties must join the fight against drugs, and terminate contracts with tenants with criminal records.

He says that many rental properties are known for illegal practices being operated on their premises.

Nigerian national Chierozolam Modestus Ngerem 's welcome had run out in Middelburg after he was arrested with an ample supply of Rock cocaine and sachets of Cat at his flat in Hope City.
Nigerian national Chierozolam Modestus Ngerem ‘s welcome had run out in Middelburg after he was arrested with an ample supply of Rock cocaine and sachets of Cat at his flat in Hope City.

“Rental property owners must verify how their tenants make a living, and whether their rent money is generated from crime, because its immoral to accept blood money,” captain Mngwenya says.

He encouraged rental property owners to report suspicious behavior on their properties immediately.

“there is no short supply of tenants making an honest living in Middelburg,” he explained.

By closing the doors on drug lords, captain Mnwenya explains, forces them to the streets where they will be exposed and arrested.

 

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