South Africa: Drug Dealer in Court

press release

Detectives from the Provincial Task Team together with the National Intervention Unit conducted a multi-disciplinary operation with other law enforcement agencies in Phoenix which led to the arrest of a 45-year-old drug dealer. The suspect was arrested for possession of drugs and he is appearing in the Verulam Magistrate's Court today.

Police nabbed the suspect at his residential premises in Westham after receiving intelligence with regards to the manufacturing of drugs on the premises. On arrival, they found and seized drug manufacturing equipment, 918 pieces of rock cocaine and 180 heroin capsules as well as 55 000 empty heroin capsules.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers for the arrest. "We are keeping an eye on drug activities to root out drug trade in the area. We will remain watchful to prevent drug production this festive season," he said.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: SAPS

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.