Petrol attendants arrested with drugs in crime intelligence operation

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Petrol attendants arrested with drugs in crime intelligence operation

Phoenix Durban

The dagga which was seized by police officers.

Durban North police officers were given high praise after conducting a successful crime intelligence operation, which led to the arrest of four suspects.
All suspects are expected to appear in court today (Monday, February 18).
Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane said on the day, police proceeded to a service station where they arrested two petrol attendants, aged 31 and 37, for being in possession of dagga.
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“It is alleged that the suspects were found in possession of packed parcels and loose dagga. The police officers went to the lockers where more dagga including CAT and ecstasy were found,” he added.
The total street value of the recovered drugs is R10, 400.
“On further investigation, the police officers arrested a 23-year-old suspect, who is believed to be delivering dagga to the dealers,” he added.
Quick-thinking police officers waited for him to arrive at the service station to deliver the drugs and he was arrested on arrival.
In a follow-up operation, the police officers went to Mangweni in Inanda. They approached a house and it was searched.
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Dagga weighing 28, 5kg, with a street value of R350, 000 was seized.
A 55-year-old man was arrested for dealing in drugs. It is believed that the dagga was coming from Swaziland and transported to Inanda and surroundings.
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