Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Notorious ‘Bloods’ gang head honcho assassinated at Gateway Mall

kalvin periasamy gateway mall durbanPeriasamy was gunned down at the parking lot of Gateway Mall, Durban.

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Kalvin Periasamy, one-half of the suspected Bloods gang bosses, was shot dead outside Gateway Mall in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday.

What happened at Gateway Mall?

As reported by Times Live, the 29-year-old local businessman and suspected gang leader from Phoenix was on his way to his car from a workout session at Virgin Active, when an unidentified suspect sprayed Periasamy with lead, killing him instantly.

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What we know about Kalvin Periasamy

Periasamy and his brother, Kevin, who is seven years his senior, allegedly occupied the highest seat in the order of the drug cartel that is allegedly run by the Bloods.

The two were out on bail and awaiting trial on drug-related charges. Durban authorities believe that the taxi and low truck business the brothers operated was a front for the million-rand drug operation they headed.

Kalvin’s wife, Jeraldine Periasamy, has, for a long time, defended her husband from claims that he was Durban’s most-feared ganglord.

She accused his competitors in the taxi and low truck business of being in cahoots with the police in attempting to smear his name and destroy his reputation as a hardworking, self-made businessman.

However, recent raids at the suspected gangster’s home proved different. Recently, special ops units forced their way into Periasamy’s home and recovered the following:

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  • R91 156 in cash;
  • two pistols;
  • a shotgun;
  • live rounds of ammunition;
  • 1 836 heroin caps;
  • 138 heroin straws;
  • 80 crack cocaine shards;
  • mandrax tablets;
  • cocaine;
  • ecstasy pills; and
  • marijuana

Was this a gang-related murder?

Although authorities have long-suspected that Periasamy has had a deep foot in the Durban gang scene, they could not officially confirm whether his murder is connected to his suspected life of crime.

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