DURBAN – Sherman Ramchand, 34, appeared at the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court on 23 October 2020 for dealing in drugs. He was arrested by police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit during an intelligence driven operation in Estcourt.
On 22 October 2020, intelligence about the dealer, who was about to leave his premises to deliver drugs to his runners, was operationalised. Police proceeded to his residence in Colita. He was about to leave his house when he saw the police vehicles and ran back into the house. Police entered the premises and caught him flushing heroin capsules into the toilet. He was immediately arrested. Police recovered wet heroin capsules, rock cocaine, mandrax tablets, crystal meth and methcathonone. They also recovered R10 000 in cash which is suspected to be the proceeds of drug trade.
The suspect was taken to Estcourt police station for detention where he was charged for dealing in drugs. The recovered drugs had an estimated street value of more than R90 000. An investigation to establish if there are pending drug-related cases against him, is continuing.