R120 000 worth of drugs found in woman’s kitchen

 Pic: KwaZulu-Natal police.

Pic: KwaZulu-Natal police.

KwaZulu-Natal police found 936 pieces of rock cocaine, 300 mandrax tablets and 1 600 straws of heroin hidden in a woman’s kitchen.

The woman, who was in the house at the time, was arrested by the Durban Flying Squad’s Narcotics Task Team yesterday and charged with drug dealing, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.

Police said the woman, 32, is expected to appear in the Chatsworth Magistrates’ Court today.

Members had been patrolling the area when they followed up on information about drugs in the area. They proceeded to an identified house, where they started searching. Drugs worth an estimated street value of R120 000 were recovered.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: “We thank the community members for their valuable information that they gave to the police that led to the recovery of drugs. The police will continue with their fight against drugs in the province, and this can be achieved by working together with the community, who will expose the drug dealers in their areas.”

In December, a 32-year-old woman who was arrested when she collected a consignment of drugs from a courier company was granted R30 000 bail in the Cape Town District Court.

Bulelwa Yokwana, the mother of a six-year-old daughter, was reportedly arrested after Time Freight courier personnel alerted the Hawks of a suspicious parcel awaiting collection at their premises in the Montague Gardens industrial area in Cape Town.

Yokwana was charged with dealing in 19.5kg of tik (methamphetamine). Her trial was postponed to April 29.

– Caxton News Service


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