Police close in on drug dealers

Six men have been arrested in the WC and Durban over the past two days on drug-related charges.

KwaZulu-Natal police at the scene of a drug lab in Kloof, Durban. Picture: Jeff Wicks/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Three foreign nationals have been arrested for drug possession in two separate incidents.

Police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn says a 35-year-old Tanzanian man will appear in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate Court on Thursday.

He was caught with dagga worth more than R120,000.

"The drugs were found in the back seat and the boot [of the suspect's car]."

In a separate incident, two Nigerian nationals were arrested for tik possession in Oudtshoorn.

The drugs have a street value of R150,000.

Steyn says police discovered the drugs hidden in the car's engine when they stopped and searched the vehicle.

"The members on patrol noticed a white Toyota Corolla on the road and followed the vehicle. A high-speed chase ensued."

In Durban on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal police uncovered R2 billion worth of uncut heroin.

This after heavily armed officers stormed a home in the upmarket suburb of Kloof.

One South African and two Chinese nationals were found to be running a heroin manufacturing laboratory.

The raid netted nearly 100 bags of raw heroin as well as a complete laboratory with equipment and chemicals used for production.