Gareth Cotterell
Digital News Editor
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19 Sep 2021
9:46 am

Hawks seize heroin worth R2.3 million in Durban

Gareth Cotterell

In two separate incidents in KwaZulu-Natal, suspects were caught with large amounts of heroin and dagga.

The man was caught carrying heroin worth about R2,340,000. Photo: Supplied/Hawks

Members of the Hawks from the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation on Saturday arrested a 47-year-old suspect after he was caught carrying heroin worth about R2,340,000.

Police conducted an intelligence driven operation after receiving information about a suspect who was distributing heroin in KwaZulu-Natal.

“The suspect was caught carrying a bag leaving his place of residence in Glenwood, Durban. Officers searched the bag and found packs of pure heroin powder,” said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo.

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The man has been charged with dealing in drugs and will appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Two men nabbed with dagga

Also on Saturday, two men were arrested in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, after police searched their vehicle and found eight large bales containing dagga.

The bales of dagga were found in the vehicle after it was stopped and searched by police in Vryheid. Photo: Supplied/SAPS

“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. The vehicle was immediately stopped and searched,” said KZN police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele.

“The dagga weighed 150kg and has an estimated street value of R750,000.”

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The men, aged 38 and 41, face charges for possession and dealing in dagga. They will appear before the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.