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KWAZULU-NATAL – On Saturday, 7 May 2022 Hawks members from Pietermaritzburg` Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Crime Intelligence arrested six suspects aged between 32 and 50 for dealing in drugs at Pietermaritzburg area.

In October 2020 two accused, Zolile Zikalala (42) and Katlego Phahlane (26) were intercepted on the N3 near Hilton in Pietermaritzburg. They were found in possession of 30 000 mandrax tablets to the street value of approximately R1.5 million and were placed under arrest.

Hawks members continued with an intensive investigation that led to the arrest of the six more suspects on the weekend. During the operation members seized four jaws of crack cocaine and R54 080.00 suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Zikalala and Phahlane are currently out on bail and their accomplices are expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court today.