Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

Law enforcement authorities have arrested two foreign nationals in Limpopo after intercepting a vehicle on January 1 en route from Tanzania to Thabazini. The police discovered a significant quantity of heroin hidden in a false compartment of the bakkie, estimating its street value at R3 million.

Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba, police spokesperson, highlighted that the arrests were made based on intelligence, with officers intercepting the vehicle on the R510 road to Thabazimbi. The two suspects, aged 55 and 56, are currently in custody, and investigations are underway to unveil the network involved in this substantial drug trafficking operation.

Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo South African Police Services, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, commended the police for their meticulous operation, emphasizing their dedication to combating illegal narcotics and ensuring community safety.

In a separate incident in the Northern Cape, a 47-year-old Swaziland national was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint in Kimberly. During a search of four large crates on the trailer, authorities discovered a consignment of dagga with an estimated street value of R1.4 million. The bakkie, valued at approximately R400,000, and the trailer, valued at around R45,000, were also seized in the operation.

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