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Undercover Operation Leads To Arrest of Six Men For Drug Dealing In Durban

Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesperson for the Hawks, revealed that numerous undercover operations were conducted, leading to the identification of the suspects.

An undercover operation in the Chatsworth area of Durban has resulted in the apprehension of six men, aged between 31 and 61, for their involvement in drug dealing.

The operation was carried out by members of the Hawks, in collaboration with Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Crime Intelligence, Durban Metro Police, and Customs.

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The arrests were made on Friday morning, following an extensive investigation prompted by concerns raised by the Chatsworth community.

Lieutenant Colonel Simphiwe Mhlongo, spokesperson for the Hawks, revealed that numerous undercover operations were conducted, leading to the identification of the suspects. As a result, heroin capsules and pieces of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of R110,000 were seized.

Mhlongo further stated that cases of drug dealing were registered, and warrants of arrest were issued, ultimately resulting in the apprehension of the suspects. The six men are scheduled to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, March 4.

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This successful operation is a testament to the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies in combating drug-related crimes.

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The arrest of these individuals sends a strong message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in the Chatsworth community or anywhere else in Durban. The authorities remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents by actively pursuing those involved in illegal activities.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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