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KWAZULU-NATAL – On Tuesday, 23 March 2021, the Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation working together with Crime Intelligence arrested a 44-year-old suspect for manufacturing drugs in Pinetown.

An intelligence driven operation was conducted after information was received about a suspect who was manufacturing drugs in Pinetown. Members pounced in the suspect’s premises and a search was conducted. Upon searching the premises, members found various equipment used to manufacture drugs, chemicals and powder suspected to be methcathinone.

The street value of the seized paraphernalia and drugs is approximately R1 497 000.00. He was subsequently place under arrest and is expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court today.