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Five men nabbed with drugs worth over R500K

Two kilograms of heroin powder with a street value of R545K were found and seized.

A MULTI-LAW-ENFORCEMENT operation has led to five men being nabbed with drugs worth over R500 000 on February 13.

The men, aged between 41 and 51, who were arrested and charged with dealing in drugs, are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on February 14. 

Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, the spokesperson for Hawks KZN, said Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime investigation, assisted by Crime Intelligence and Metro police, received information about drug transportation between Wentworth and Bluff.

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“A disruptive operation was conducted, and the first vehicle with two suspects was intercepted in The Bluff. A search was conducted, and police found four kilograms of heroin powder. The two suspects were arrested and charged for dealing in drugs,” he said. 

Mhlongo said a follow-up investigation led the members to Merewent where three suspects were also intercepted by Metro police.

“Upon searching their vehicle, two kilograms of heroin powder was found. The three were also arrested and charged. The street value of the seized drugs is approximately R545 000,” he said.

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