Buckets filled with capsules were also found as well as heroin packaging equipment.
A massive drug bust in Phoenix, which resulted in narcotics worth an estimated R1 834 879, 00 being seized and three suspects being placed behind bars, has reaffirmed the strong strategies being implemented by police to win the fight against drugs.
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Cash was also confiscated by police officers.
A joint operation by various law enforcement agencies such as the SAPS and Durban Metro witnessed the recent successes.
Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane, said, “The police officers raided identified premises, suspected to be manufacturing drugs. The arrested suspects, aged between 30 and 48, will appear in the Verulam Magistrates Court soon.”
Various drugs, such as heroin capsules, crack cocaine and mandrax, were seized during the Phoenix drug bust.
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A total of 24, 096 heroin capsules, 809 crack cocaine pieces, 1068 mandrax tablets, one and a half kilograms of heroin powder, four bags of cocaine, 287 ecstasy pills, three two-way radios, one unlicensed firearm and various ammunition were seized. Twenty-five buckets of capsules were also found as well as heroin packaging equipment.
An unlicensed firearm and ammunition were also seized during the bust.
“R59, 419 in cash was confiscated from the suspects,” he concluded. The drug bust is a major win for all involved and police hope that this sends out a strong warning to all dealers, runners and those purchasing drugs.
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