SAPS police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said that police officers who had been conducting an intelligence driven operation at Stork Place in Bayview uncovered the drugs when they searched a local property.
“Upon searching the premises, police found 26 bags of pure cocaine powder, 56 mandrax tablets and 2800 pieces of crack cocaine, Gwala said.
Gwala said that the estimated street value of the recovered drugs was around R310 790. Police officers also seized R17590 in cash, suspected to be the proceeds of drugs, during the raid on the property.
“A 20-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for possession and dealing in drugs,” Gwala saiud.
The latest drug bust comes after police arrested KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police arrested a 24-year old alleged drug dealer and recovered rock cocaine and mandrax tablets in Bayview in on Wednesday afternoon.
KZN SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala earlier said that police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit had conducted the intelligence driver operation in the Bayview area to search for suspects involved in drug related cases.
“The operation reaped good results when a 24-year-old man was arrested,” Gwala said.
She said the team had advanced to Summerfield Drive in Bayview where the suspect was detected near a block of flats where he was allegedly selling drugs.
“The suspect attempted to flee but he was caught by police. He was searched and found in possession 725 pieces of rock cocaine and 67 mandrax tablets,” Gwala said.
Gwala said the estimated street value of the recovered drugs was approximated R54 000.