Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal police officer was arrested on Tuesday night in Shallcross, south of Durban, after allegedly being found in possession of 3,061 capsules suspected to contain heroin.
Members of the Chatsworth drug unit were patrolling in Shallcross when they noticed a man seated in a grey vehicle. They approached the driver and asked to search his vehicle.
The man was then arrested and charged for being in possession of heroin.
It was later established that he was a policeman, stationed at Berea SAPS.
The detective constable was on duty but in his private vehicle.
He had four dockets with him at the time of his arrest.
He said he was in the area to obtain chain-of-events statements.