The Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Team are still on a mission to make Durban and surroundings a drug-free zone. Yesterday at about 18:00, they embarked on an intelligence driven operation that led to the arrest of two suspects aged 29 and 40 after they were found with hydroponic dagga at Peter Mokaba Road in Kensington Heights.
When police pounced on the suspects at their residence they attempted to throw the dagga packaging and locked the police out of the premises. The dedicated police officers did not give up as they already had evidence on the availability of dagga in the premises. They instructed them to unlock the premises, seized dagga and arrested the suspects.
Police recovered 400 grams of hydroponic dagga with a street value of R40,000. The suspects were removed to the Mayville police station and detained for being in possession of dagga, defeating the ends of justice and obstructing police officers. They are appearing in Durban Magistrates Court today.
The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said, “During our drug operations, on a daily basis we are removing drug dealers from our streets. We appeal to our communities not to support these drug dealers. Where there is a demand for drugs, drug dealers will set up their operations. We need to keep them out of our neighbourhoods.”
Source : South African Police Service