Prosecutor Khumbu Shazi, who was seeking an adjournment in the matter, said that unlike heroin powder from which a sample could be taken and analysed, each of the 1,070,000 sealed straws would need to be opened and the contents analysed.
The straws were part of a drug haul police seized from a house in Durban's upmarket western suburb of Gillits when they arrested the men on November 28.
At the time of the arrests, Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale said the street value of the assumed heroin straws, Mandrax tablets, and heroin powder was estimated at R41 million.
The matter was postponed to May 8.
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