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Durban hawks recover R545k worth of heroin, arrest 5

On Monday, 13 February 2023, the Durban based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by Crime Intelligence and Durban Metro Police arrested five suspects aged between 41 and 51 for dealing in drugs.

Members received information about drug transportation between Wentworth and Bluff, resulting in a disruptive operation being conducted where the first vehicle with two suspects was intercepted in Bluff.

A search was conducted and police found four kilograms of heroin powder.

The two suspects were arrested and charged for dealing in drugs.

Follow-up investigation led the members to Merewent where three suspects were also intercepted by Durban Mero Police. Upon searching their vehicle, two kilograms of heroin powder was found.

The three were also arrested and charged accordingly.

The street value of the seized drugs is approximately R 545 000-00.

The arrested suspects are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on 14 February 2023.

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