A Police constable based in Gauteng was among the suspects arrested for dealing in drugs in Lephalale, Limpopo on Saturday. This follows relentless efforts by Police to combat the distribution and dealing in drugs across the province.

Evidently, on Saturday 24 February 2024 between 05:00 and 06:00, two foreign nationals aged 40 and 47 including a 28-year-old female suspect were apprehended at separate locations.

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The trio were nabbed during a tactical-led operation that was jointly conducted by the members of the Provincial Narcotic Team, Lephalale Dog Unit (K9) and Public Order Policing (POPS).

The operation commenced at Waterlelie, Onverwacht residence. It led to a 47-year-old foreign national male suspect being nabbed for possession of a large quantity of drugs.

The suspect was found in possession of 400 sachets of Nyaope, a large quantity of dagga and Crystal Meth. It was worth an estimated street value of over R40 000.

Police constable arrested for dealing in drugs
Money discovered with Lephalale Drug Dealers 

Police proceeded to Batteleur Flats, Onverwacht. They also found another 40-year-old foreign male suspect who was together with a 28-year-old South African woman who is believed to be his girlfriend.

The residence was thoroughly searched. Police discovered a cupboard inside the bedroom that concealed Crystal Meth drugs with an estimated street value of over R34000. The duo was immediately placed under arrest and the drugs were seized.


Preliminary investigations also revealed that the female suspect is a police Constable stationed in Gauteng province.

“I would like to assure the would-be drug dealers in the province that their time is up. Police will leave no stone unturned until they are nabbed,” said the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

The three suspects will appear before the Lephalale Magistrate court soon. They are facing charges of dealing in drugs.