Nabbed: Cops bust man with drugs worth R400k



A 30-year-old man has been arrested by the KwaZulu-Natal police after he was found with illegal drugs.

The KwaZulu-Natal police discovered an estimated R400 000 worth of heroin powder in his possession.

The 30-year-old man from Richards Bay harbour was busted by the police on Saturday.

According to Col. Thembeka Mbele, the bust was a result of an intelligence driven operation.

“Police conducted an intelligence driven operation targeted at preventing and confiscating drugs that were smuggled into the country through the Richards Bay Harbour,” she said in a statement on Saturday.

“Border policing by police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old man and the recovery of heroin powder.”

Col. Mbele confirmed that the man will appear in court on the charges related to the possession of drugs.

“The home affairs department was alerted about the arrest,” Col. Mbele added.

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