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Police interception leads to arrest of two suspects and drug seizure worth R3 million


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

POLOKWANE  – Police in Limpopo made a major drug bust when they successfully intercepted a motor vehicle carrying heroin drugs with an estimated street value of R3 million. The multi-disciplinary operation, conducted on Monday morning, 01 January 2024, resulted in the apprehension of two foreign national male suspects.

Acting on intelligence, officers intercepted the vehicle at R510 en route to Thabazimbi from Tanzania and discovered a substantial quantity of heroin drugs hidden within a false compartment.

"The meticulous operation showcases the dedication of our members in combating and keeping our communities safe and free from the scourge of illegal narcotics," remarked Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The suspects aged 55 and 56 are currently in custody, and investigations are ongoing to uncover the network behind this significant drug trafficking operation.

Police urge anyone with additional information related to this case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

They can contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or use the MySAPS app.


Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba
082 565 6524