The Police in Polokwane, Limpopo through a disruptive operation have arrested a 45-year-old Nigerian national male suspect suspected to be drug dealer.

A team of members of the SAPS Limpopo Provincial Organised Crime Investigation with members of the Crime Intelligence Unit have conducted a disruptive operation in Polokwane, Capricorn District in the early hours of Wednesday, 30 May 2023 that has yielded success.

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

Polokwane drug dealer arrested in Limpopo
Drugs found in Polokwane

The police followed the vehicle immediately after it made a turn. Subsequently, the vehicle was found in front of a closed gate waiting to be opened. The police swiftly accosted the driver and upon searching the vehicle. Seven balls containing rocks were found hidden in the vehicle. The search was escalated to the house whereby crystal meth was found hidden in the kitchen.

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The total estimated street value of the drugs confiscated is R110 000.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has applauded the members. For their vigilance and determination in ridding the province of drugs and keeping our communities safe.

The suspect appeared before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 01 June 2023. They are also facing charges of possession and dealing in illicit drugs.