Metro officer arrested with R35 000 worth of cocaine

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Two Chinese men were arrested for allegedly dealing in drugs in Cyrildene, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday, the Hawks said.

JOHANNESBURG – A 29-year-old Durban Metro Police Officer has been arrested for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R35 000, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said the arrest took place at around 4pm on Thursday in Wentworth, Durban.

“Members proceeded to the suspect’s flat in Wentworth and found him busy packing cocaine in small plastic bags and was arrested,” said Zwane.

He was expected to appear in the Wentworth Magistrate’s Court on Friday for possession of drugs.