Case against suspects arrested for drugs worth R87.5m in KZN postponed





Case against suspects arrested for drugs worth R87.5m in KZN postponed

The trio made its first court appearance on Thursday.

KZN police on 9 September 2020 found heroin powder with a street value of about R87.5 million and arrested three suspects. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

DURBAN – Three accused in a massive drug bust in Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal are expected back in the dock next Thursday.

The trio made its first court appearance on Thursday.

The Hawks uncovered heroin valued at R87.5 million in a bust on Wednesday while the three were trying to enter the country from eSwatini.

โ€œThey were remanded in custody and they will appear in court again on 17 September pending further investigations,โ€ said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo.

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