Police in Polokwane arrested a 29- year-old male suspect for illegal manufacturing and dealing in illicit drugs at a drug lab Limpopo‘s capital City. He was also in possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle on Thursday, 11 May 2023.

According to information, the police received valuable Information. It led to the arrest of one suspect by the Provincial Crime Intelligence Narcotics Team and the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit in a tactical operation. The operation was conducted in the early hours of Thursday, 11 May 2023 in Polokwane.

Police bust drug lab in Polokwane

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The Police pounced on the suspect while he was packaging drugs in small sachets in his mini drug laboratory. More drugs were found in a vehicle on the same premises.

Drugs ranging from nyaope, crystal meth and rock estimated at the street value of one million rands and a suspected stolen grey Volkswagen Polo R240 000 were confiscated.

Drugs found at a Polokwane lab

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe hailed the teams for a well-coordinated effort.

“These drugs were meant to destroy innocent lives. We appreciate the cooperation of the law-abiding citizens who continue to provide valuable information. It also helps us to root out drugs from our society,” concluded General Hadebe.

The suspect will also be charged with illegal manufacturing and dealing in illicit drugs. As well as possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle.

He is expected to appear soon in the week before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court soon.