DENNILTON/MOTETEMA – Limpopo SAPS’ numerous operations conducted throughout last week resulted in arrests and confiscation of large quantities of dagga and drugs.The operations were police concerted effort to uproot drug related crimes in the entire province.
Constable Maphure Manamela, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokersperson, said two suspects aged between 24 and 54 years-old were arrested for cultivating and dealing in dagga in Dennilton area outside Groblersdal.
Manamela said more than 40 dagga plants were uprooted during the operation.
Manamela added that in another incident, an intelligence led joint operation composed of Groblersdal Cluster CI and Dennilton CPU conducted an operation at Elandsdoorn, next to the Moutse Shopping Mall, where a 28 year-old male was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs after he was found in possession of 83 sachets of cocaine in a plastic bag.
In Motetema outside Groblersdal, police managed to arrest 29 suspects for possession of dagga during operations conducted through road blocks and stop and searches.
She said 11 suspects were arrested in Lephalale cluster for possession and dealing in dagga and two suspects were arrested in Lebowakgomo after they were found in possession of CAT. Five suspects were also arrested in Levubu for cultivating and dealing in dagga.
“A total number of 47 suspects were arrested on dagga and drug related offenses during persistent operations that are aimed at completely eradicating the mushrooming of drugs across the province,” said Manamela.
Police seized 81 dagga plants, 83 sachets of cocaine, 10 boxes of dagga, 30g of CAT, 105 sachets of Nyaope and 3527g of dagga during the operation.
Manamela said the suspects have already started appearing before different Magistrate Courts around the province.
Lt General Nneke Ledwaba, Limpopo Police Provincial Commissioner, has once again applauded the men and women in blue for their commitment in the fight against the mushrooming of drugs, which he said, still remained a battle throughout the province.
Ledwaba assured the community that police would continue to fight tooth and nail until Limpopo became a drug free province.