Raid on suspected drug den leads to the discovery of 'used' coffins

Raid on suspected drug den leads to the discovery of 'used' coffins

The residents of Orange Grove were very surprised when 24 coffins were found during a raid on a house suspected to be the den of a drug dealer. Despite the strange find, there were no bodies found on the premises.

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A raid on the house of a drug dealer in Orange Groove led to the discovery of a strange loot - coffins that may have been used.

SowetanLIVE reports that the home is suspected of being a drug den and residents who entered the place found a terrible smell inside.

One of the residents, Nano Nobesule, said:

"We know houses that have drugs. When we arrived at the gate the people inside did not want to open. We forced ourselves in and we sensed a bad smell. We found a lot of coffins, some with tissues containing bloodstains."
"Some of the coffins looked new while others had already been used. Some of the coffins had soil [on them]."

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No dead bodies were found, but the person who made the coffins was murdered.

The DailySUN reports that the operation (Operation Siyadudula) was aimed at finding drugs, prostitutes and other illegal activities.

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The operation general secretary, Benjamin Chisari, said a caretaker of the premises gave them access to the place.

"He gave us permission to search the house and when we opened one of the rooms, we found coffins. We had no idea we’d find coffins. We thought we might find drugs as tipped off but we were in for a shock."

The police are now investigating the strange find.

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