2 busted for dealing drugs inside Durban rehab centre

Crack cocaine, heroin capsules, mandrax and xanax tablets, as well as 9mm magazines were seized by the Hawks.

Two people, aged 32 and 40, were yesterday arrested for dealing drugs inside a Durban drug rehabilitation centre.

KZN Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo says members from Serious Organised Crime Investigation, working with Crime Intelligence and Durban Metro Police Drug Team, received information about suspects who were dealing in drugs in an eThekwini municipal building that has a rehabilitation centre inside.

“A disruptive search operation was conducted inside the rehabilitation centre. Police found pieces of crack cocaine, heroin capsules, mandrax tablets and xanax tablets to the street value of approximately R74 425.

“Two 9mm magazines with live rounds of ammunition were also seized.”

Mhlongo says the two suspects were placed under arrest and charged accordingly.

They were expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court today.

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