R7 million drug bust at uMhlanga apartment

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested two people in connection with a R7 million drug bust at an apartment in uMhlanga, north of Durban.

According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala, police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit received information that suspects were packing and transporting drugs in Umhlanga and surrounding areas.

Gwala said they obtained a search warrant and, on Thursday afternoon at around 6pm, proceeded to one of the flats in uMhlanga Ridge.

She said police found a 36-year-old man allegedly packaging drugs.

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“He was allegedly found in possession of 17,45kg of cocaine powder, 8470 pieces of rock cocaine, 155 moons of cocaine, 714 mandrax tablets, 78 ecstasy tablets and 46 orange and white capsules of heroin.”

She said he was arrested and charged for possession as well as dealing in drugs.

“While the team was busy conducting a search, a 29-year-old woman obstructed police officers from executing their duties.”

Gwala said police further established she was in the country illegally.

“She was arrested and charged for defeating the ends of justice and contravention of the Immigration Act.”

Both suspects are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court next week.

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