Pesticides seized

■ Officials seized illegal pesticides from formal traders in a raid along Durban Road on Wednesday May 17,including 1 538 sachets of rodenticide,1 187 insecticide chalk sticks, 98 boxes of Dawei rodenticide, 200 bottles of Dubula Zonke and 700 bottles of Pia Pia. The joint operation involved the City’s environmental health department, SAPS, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and law enforcement. Siyabulela Mamkeli, mayoral committee member for area central, said DAFF would lay charges against the owners of two shops where most of the illegal pesticides were seized.