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Two drug syndicate suspects arrested for dealing in drugs worth thousands of rands in Mankweng

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo


POLOKWANE - The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers has praised the members for their sterling work in the eradication of drugs and further reassured the community that the fight against the drugs and other related crimes will continue in the Province. This statement was prompted by the apprehension of two suspects believed to be a drug syndicates in Mankweng precinct on Saturday, 29 April 2023 at about 12:30.

The Provincial Organized Crime Team together with Mankweng Crime Intelligence Unit received information about two suspects dealing in drugs at Mankweng, University of Limpopo Gate 2 and immediately operationalised the information.

The mastermind of the distribution of the drugs was subsequently identified while he was driving a Toyota Yaris sedan from Polokwane with his accomplice and were monitored until they arrived at Mamadimo Park location.

The suspects were stopped and searched before making a delivery to one of their clients and police discovered 26 balls of Heroin concealed inside the motor vehicle with an estimated street value of R50 000-00.

The duo were immediately apprehended for dealing in drugs that were intended to be sold to the youth and students of the University of Limpopo.

In addition, the motor vehicle that was utilized to make deliveries with the total value of R120 000-00 was also seized during the arrest.

The mastermind (39) and his distributor (37) will appear before Mankweng Magistrate court on Tuesday, 02 May 2023 facing charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

Police investigations are continuing.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180


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