Police continue to fight drug trade

DURBAN � Police officers from the Provincial Task Team conducted operations aimed at ridding the Phoenix policing area of drugs and other criminal activities. The operations commenced yesterday during the day until the early hours of this morning.

Eight suspects aged between 20 and 46 were arrested in different locations including Foresthaven; Caneside and Brookdale for possession of drugs. The suspects were found in possession of heroin; cocaine powder and rock cocaine. They were taken to the Phoenix police station for detention.

Police proceeded to Starwood where a 30-year-old suspect was arrested with 390 capsules of heroin. He was arrested and charged for dealing in drugs. Police further closed down three illegal liquor outlets in Mount Moriah; Brookdale as well as Redfern and charged the three owners for dealing in liquor without a license. Two suspects were charged for not complying with the conditions of their liquor license. Liquor that was found in the premises were seized.

During the operation, drugs with a combined street value of more than R30,000-00 were confiscated. The arrested suspects will be appearing at the Phoenix Magistrates Court on 9 September 2019.

Source: South African Police Service

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