Nigerian national arrested after found in possession R100 000 drugs in Polokwane

CRIME

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE– A 45-year-old Nigerian national arrested for dealing with drugs.

According to  police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said A team of members of the SAPS Limpopo provincial organised crime investigation, with members of the crime intelligence unit, conducted a disruptive operation in Polokwane in the early hours of Wednesday, 30 May, 2023 that has yielded success,”

“It is reported that a white Mercedes-Benz was tactically spotted at Bendor, suspected of being on a mission to commit an unknown crime.”

Ledwaba said police followed the vehicle, and moments later, they found it parked at a gate.

“The vehicle was found in front of a closed gate waiting to be opened then the police swiftly accosted the driver and upon searching the vehicle, seven balls containing rock was found hidden in the vehicle and the search was escalated to the house whereby crystal meth was found hidden in the kitchen,” Ledwaba said.

He said the drugs confiscated have an estimated street value of R110 000.

Meanwhile, the provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has applauded the police officers “for their vigilance and determination in ridding the province of drugs and keeping our communities safe

The 45-year-old suspect is today scheduled to appear before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court facing charges of possession and dealing in illicit drugs.

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