Po­lice swoop on drugs lab­o­ra­tory in Phoenix

The Witness - - NEWS -

PO­LICE made a break­through in the fight against drugs in Phoenix this week.

KZN spokesper­son, Colonel Them­beka Mbele said on Wed­nes­day mem­bers of the eThek­wini Outer North Clus­ter Crime In­tel­li­gence unit to­gether with Dur­ban Pub­lic Or­der Po­lice, Dur­ban Metro and Dur­ban Direc­torate for Pri­or­ity Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion ar­rested two men aged 25 and 36 in Phoenix.

The two were found in pos­ses­sion of 2 050 heroin cap­sules, 60 man­drax tablets and five pieces of rock co­caine and have been charged with deal­ing in drugs.

The es­ti­mated street value of the re­cov­ered drugs is R44 500.

The team also con­fis­cated al­most R12 000.

Later on the same day, po­lice from Phoenix SAPS fol­lowed up on in­for­ma­tion about a lab­o­ra­tory where drugs were be­ing man­u­fac­tured.

Po­lice watched the premises at Westham Place in Phoenix.

“Po­lice of­fi­cers en­tered the premises and seized drugs, such as heroin which were be­ing man­u­fac­tured and pack­aged on the premises.

“A to­tal of 2 900 cap­sules of heroin, 720 man­drax tablets, 500 grams of heroin pow­der and 70 000 empty cap­sules to­gether with ma­chin­ery were

seized. The street value of the drugs is R600 000. A 30-year-old sus­pect was placed un­der ar­rest for pos­ses­sion of drugs.

“All three sus­pects will be ap­pear­ing at the Veru­lam Mag­is­trates Court to­day,” said Mbele. — Wit­ness Re­porter.

ABOVE and RIGHT: Drugs seized by po­lice in Phoenix, Dur­ban on Wed­nes­day. PHO­TOS: SAPS KZN ME­DIA CEN­TRE

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