The KZN Organized Crime Department has taken over the investigation of Yaganathan Pillay, who was suspected of killing the Durban drug king.
Members of the KwaZulu-Natal organized crime unit have taken over investigations into the murder of suspected Durban drug kingpin Yaganathan Pillay, more commonly known as Teddy Mafia.
A specialized unit will also investigate the murder of the two men who are alleged to have gunned down Pillay before they were shot and decapitated and their bodies burnt by an angry mob on Taurus Street in Shallcross, south of Durban, on Monday.
Police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker told TimesLIVE that detectives from the organised crime unit visited Pillay’s family on Tuesday.
“The matter has now been handed over to members of the provincial organised crime unit. Detectives from organised crime have met with families to get their side of the situation, and a lot of information is coming forward, which is very positive.
“They have a lot of leads that they are working on and it is looking quite positive at this stage,” he said.
Detectives have returned to the Shallcross home of suspected drug lord Yaganathan “Teddy Mafia” Pillay. He was shot in the head and killed yesterday. His alleged attackers were beheaded and burnt, allegedly by Pillay’s allies. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/qDzjoefnPi
— Dasen Thathiah (@DasenThathiah) January 5, 2021
Source ~ Times Lives