KwaZulu-Natal police have once again demonstrated their commitment to defeat the drug scourge in the province and armed with a search warrant, a joint multi-disciplinary operation was conducted at uMhlanga to follow up on intelligence with regards to a drug den, on Wednesday. 

The officers from the eThekwini Outer North Cluster Crime Intelligence, Durban Metro Drug Task Team, DPCI Saneb and Shongweni K9 pounced on the identified premises and the suspect, a repeat offender was arrested and charged.

The 39-year-old woman, who was recently arrested in a drug raid at the notorious Scrooty drug den was busted in uMhlanga with drugs to the value of over
R227 000. 

Police spokesperson, Lt/Col Thulani Zwane said, “A 39-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with dealing in drugs. She appeared at the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, facing charges of dealing in drugs.

“The seized drugs will be subjected to forensic analysis.” According to Zwane, police seized 1 094 heroin capsules, 1 611 mandrax tablets, 11 000 empty capsules, 689 ecstasy pills, 70g crushed ecstasy pills, 10g heroin powder and 754g of bulking powder were recovered.

The estimated street value of recovered drugs is R227 770.