SOUTH COAST DRUG BUST
By: Deshnee Naidoo
Drugs worth over half a million rand were confiscated on the South Coast this past weekend.
The Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team embarked on a pre-festive season drug operation in the Port Shepstone and Margate areas. Five alleged drug dealers were arrested and appeared in the Port Shepstone and Margate Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In total, police recovered 69 bags of methcathinone, 404 grams of methcathinone, 341 grams of cocaine, 13 slopes of cocaine, 28 bags of cocaine powder, 31 straws of heroine, 32 pieces of rock cocaine and a revolver with six live rounds of ammunition.
The street value of the recovered drugs is estimated to be more than R619 000.
The five suspects, aged between 25 and 63, were charged with possession of drugs. Two of the suspects faced additional charges of dealing in drugs and possession of unlicensed firearms.
“As the Festive Season approaches we will be stepping up our operations to remove these drug dealers from our society. We know that throngs of visitors especially our youth that will be on holiday and will be visiting these areas where drug dealers operate. We encourage parents to be more vigilant over their children during this period,” said SAPS KZN Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni.