A 30-YEAR-OLD woman in KwaZulu-Natal is set to appear in the Durban Magistrates Court today after drugs worth R3 million were found in her flat, on Friday night.
KZN police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said the woman was arrested by the Durban flying squad narcotics task team.
“The members were conducting their crime prevention duties on Friday at about 9.15pm when they followed up information about drugs in the Durban CBD. They went to the flat and found 48kg of cocaine powder with the street value of R3 million.
“The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly. The cops also found R701 000 in the flat.”
Zwane said the team will continue to get rid of drugs in and around Durban to make sure they don’t reach young people.
“We also appeal to the community to continue working with the cops to fight drugs in KZN.” Zwane said more arrests are expected to be made in this case.
A case of the 20-year-old woman who was arrested by the Hawks in Port Shepstone for possession of 3,020kg of dagga was remanded to Thursday this week. She appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrates Court on Thursday and was kept in jail.
KZN Hawks spokesman Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said the cops received information about the woman who allegedly smuggled dagga from the Eastern Cape to Durban, using public transport.
“An operation was subsequently conducted at Oribi Toll Plaza in Marburg near Port Shepstone. The woman was bust at a roadblock in possession of 3,020kg dagga in her luggage.
“The dagga had a street value of about R9 000,” said Mhlongo.