Suspect fatally wounded during drug operation in Imbali

DURBAN – In the early hours of this morning, police officers from the National Intervention Unit were following up information relating to drug dealing and firearms at a house in Unit 14, Imbali.

The team approached the identified house and introduced themselves as police officers. The suspect opened fire on the police and a 29-year-old suspect was fatally wounded during the exchange of gunfire. A 9mm pistol with ammunition, 16 mandrax tablets, a packet of dagga as well as heroin was found on the deceased suspect. Charges of attempted murder, inquest, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition as well as possession of drugs are being investigated by Plessislaer SAPS.

Source: South African Police Service