A HAIR salon in the Durban CBD was allegedly used as a front for selling drugs.
Police discovered this after cocaine with an estimated street value of R95 000 and R2 430 in cash was found at the salon.
The Durban Flying Squad narcotic task team conducted their routine crime prevention duties in and around the CBD on Tuesday night.
They then received a tip-off about drugs on Monty Naicker Road.
KZN cops spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala said the members went to the identified hair salon premises and searched it.
“After thoroughly searching the place, half full moons of rock cocaine and 295g of cocaine were found on the premises.
“A 52-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of drugs. The suspect will appear soon in the Durban Magistrates Court for possession of drugs,” said Gwala.
This is the second major drug bust made by the Durban Flying Squad narcotic task team in a space of a week in the CBD.
A 30-year-old Kenyan woman was bust on Friday evening in her flat in the CBD with 48kg of cocaine worth about R3 million in the street.
Police also found R701 000 in cash.
Gwala said the team is dedicated in eradicating drugs in the greater Durban area.
The cop appealed to the public to give cops information about drug dealers in their areas.
She said the residents can call their Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.