Suspected drug dealer dies speeding away from cops
A suspected drug dealer died on Thursday after a head-on collision while fleeing from police in Durban.
According to Brig Jay Naicker, at 11.45am police officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit were observing a transaction between two men at Kings Park after receiving information about potential drug dealing.
“As the police officers approached the men, one of them sped off in his vehicle.
“A chase ensued towards Morningside and at the corner of Norwood and Trematon Drive, the suspect collided with another vehicle.”
The man, believed to be in his thirties, died at the accident scene and the other motorist was transported to hospital.
Naicker said methcathinone (khat) and cocaine valued at about R5,000 were found inside the deceased's car along with R1,640, which is suspected to be the proceeds of drug trade.
Police have opened a docket for possession of drugs and culpable homicide for further investigation.