SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
13 September 2018
SUBJECT : NOTORIOUS DRUG DENS BUST
On Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at 09:30, members of the EThekwini Outer North Cluster Crime Intelligence unit together with Durban Public Order Police, Durban Metro,
and Durban DPCI arrested two men aged 25 and 36 at Rucklen Place in Phoenix (Barnyard). The two were found in possession of 2050 heroine capsules, 60 mandrax tablets and five pieces of rock cocaine. The estimated street value of the recovered drugs is R44,500-00.
The team also confiscated cash to the amount of R11,827-00. The suspects were charged for dealing in drugs.
Later on the same day, police officers from Phoenix SAPS carried out an intelligence driven operation, following intelligence of a laboratory where drugs were being
manufactured. Police kept observation on the premises at Westham Place in Phoenix. Police officers entered the premises and seized drugs such as heroine which were being manufactured and packaged on the premises. A total of 2900 capsules of heroine, 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 R600,000-00. 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.