A 50-year-old man alleged Nigerian drug dealer and a South African woman prosecuted before the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning, March 7.
The suspects identified as “Collins Emeka Akona” and the 24-year old South African woman, identified as “Mahlatse Maseko” were apprehended at Thornhill Estate in Polokwane for possession of heroin and Crystal meth drugs worth R4.2 million.
The law offenders were arrested on Friday by members of the Provincial Organized Crime Unit and the Provincial Detectives
Brigadier “Motlafela Mojapelo”, Limpopo Police spokesperson, says they are still in the hunt for Maseko’s boyfriend, who fled from the crime scene leaving behind the woman in a room full of drugs.
The chairperson of Seshego Community Against Crime and Gansterism, “Vincent Kunutu” has expressed his happiness with the development, adding that heroin and crystal meth are the most used drugs by youths within their area.
Kunutu said they believe that these arrests will send a strong warning message to the remaining drug dealers that are yet to be identify, who are demolishing the education system by selling drugs to learners.
In the meantime, their case has been postponed to March 10th, 2022 for formal bail application.