Two suspects believed to be drug syndicates were arrested in Mankweng, outside Polokwane in Limpopo on Saturday 29 April at about 12:30.

Police authorities received information about two suspects dealing in drugs at Mankweng and the University of Limpopo Gate. They immediately operationalised the information.

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


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

Two Limpopo drug syndicates arrested in Mankweng
Mankweng SAPS

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.

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

The mastermind aged 39 and his 37-year-old distributor will appear before the Mankweng Magistrate court on Tuesday 02 May. They face charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

Acting Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has praised the members for their sterling work.