A 28-year-old man suspected of selling drugs to schoolchildren is expected to appear in court after he was arrested for being in possession of heroin capsules.
DURBAN – A man suspected of selling drugs to schoolchildren is expected to appear in court after his arrest.
KwaZulu-Natal Hawks spokesperson Captain Bonnie Nxumalo said that the suspect, aged 28, will be appearing in the Phoenix Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Foresthaven, Phoenix.
“He is facing charges of dealing in drugs, possession of drugs and contravening the Immigration Act,” Nxumalo said.
She said the suspect was arrested by the Port Shepstone-based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Counter Narcotics and Durban Metro Drug Task Team after information was received about a man who was allegedly selling drugs to schoolchildren.
“Police pounced on the suspect on Foresthaven Drive, where he was found in possession of heroin capsules with an estimated street value of more than R13,000,” Nxumalo said.
“During the investigation, it was discovered that he does not have a permit to be in the country. A cellphone and cash were also seized for further investigation.”
KZN Hawks head Major-General (Dr) Lesetja Senona commended the team for acting swiftly upon receiving the information about suspected drug dealing.