Homemade beer, drugs, cellphones, cash found in raid on Durban's Westville prison
A night raid on inmates at Durban’s Westville prison saw officials confiscating 427 illegal items on Wednesday.
Among the contraband was a 25-litre drum of “home beer”, and two two-litre bottles of the same alcohol.
A list of the seized items was shared by a prison official to TimesLIVE.
It showed that three “sharpened objects” were discovered. However, mobile devices and accessories, as well as drugs, made up the bulk of the contraband.
A total of 118 SIM cards were seized, along with 43 phone chargers and 54 cellphones.
According to the list, the following drugs and drug-related items were discovered:
- 98 whoonga capsules;
- 47 Mandrax tablets;
- 43 dagga slopes;
- 3 bank bags of dagga; and
- 15 dagga pipes.
Cash of R332 was also found on the inmates.