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The police in Limpopo believed they made a major breakthrough following the arrest of four alleged drug dealers in Bela-Bela and Limpopo.
Limpopo police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, said there was a concerted effort to eradicate “this dangerous phenomenon.”
He said a joint intelligence-inspired operation had led to the removal of 39 balls of nyaope, each containing 850 satchets of the drug concoction.
The whole consignment was estimated at a street value of R300 000.
Four suspects between the ages of 25 and 33, were expected to appear before the courts in Bela-Bela and Modimolle shortly.
Two of the suspects were arrested along the N1 South between Pienaarsrivier and Bela-Bela, whilst the other two were arrested near the Kranskop Plaza, outside Modimolle on Monday, 16 April.
Ngoepe said the syndicates were intercepted and their cars were pulled off the road at both areas while they were on their way to supply the drugs at various parts of the province.
The joint operation was composed of the Crime Intelligence Unit, the Provincial Drug Team and the Provincial Detectives.
Meanwhile, in the Lephalale, Mahwelereng, Giyani, Makhado, Mankweng, Polokwane and Tzaneen Clusters, 16 suspects aged between 23 and 46 were arrested for the illegal possession of drugs and dagga.
18 months ago 19 April 2018