S.Africa: Drugs: Heroin worth more than a million seized, Pongola

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Police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit embarked on an intelligence driven information regarding the suspect that was going to transport drugs.

The suspect was coming from Durban and was going to transport drugs to Gauteng. The team worked tirelessly throughout the night of 3 June 2021, trying to gather all the information regarding the suspect. The police officers mobilised enroot towards Jozini and Pongola after holding intense observation during the course of the night.

At 07:00, a vehicle was spotted travelling on the N2 freeway at Pongola policing area. The said vehicle was then intercepted. Upon searching the vehicle, the suspect was found in possession of 6kg of raw packed heroin. The drugs were packed in coffee plastic packets as a disguise.

The total value of the recovered drugs is R108 000 000-00.

A 28-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for dealing and possession of drugs. The suspect is expected to appear before the Pongola Magistrates’ Court on 7 June 2021.

Source: https://southafricatoday.net/south-africa-news/kwazulu-natal/heroin-worth-more-than-a-million-seized-pongola/

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