Onder “lockdown” gaan dit te jolig, met onwettige dinge waarmee gesmokkel en nou ook gemaak word – hoe lank is die besigheid al in bedryf, die plaas is al ‘n geruime tyd gelede in die mark en verkoop – dus hoeveel is reeds landwyd versprei? En dan spog ons land met so ‘n pragtige polisie en weermag – dankie tog daar is nog diegene wat omgee en wakker is. Op 16 Junie 2020 is hier toegeslaan. Duidelik moes “lockdown” 3 weke aangehou het en toe summier gestop het sodat almal hul verpligtinge kan nakom en voedsel op hul tafels voorsien. Die regering hou hul op met onnodige dinge, terwyl die misdaadbekers oorloop van misdadigers en vryloop – waar is die groot kokkodore agter hierdie netwerk – in SA of elders?
The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service Khehla Sitole will on Thursday visit a game farm outside Marble Hall in Limpopo following the discovery of a multi-million-rand drug lab.
Two foreign nationals have been arrested for dealing in drugs and being in possession of unlicensed firearms.
Police say that they have launched a manhunt for an unknown number of suspects.
The private game farm is situated in a quiet farming area outside Marble Hall.
The owners of the farm purchased the farm a few months ago in a multi-million rand cash exchange.
Police conducted a raid on Wednesday where drug manufacturing equipment was discovered.
Drugs worth R10m, four illegal firearms, ammunition and equipment for manufacturing drugs were recovered on a game farm outside Marblehall, Limpopo, on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said two suspects, aged 25 and 37, (both of foreign origin) were arrested and will appear in the Marblehall magistrate’s court soon. The scale of the drug-manufacturing operation was such that it could supply the entire country with illegal substances.
“The information that was received from community members under Marblehall policing precinct was put to fruition when police members attached to the tekkie squad from Dennilton and members from Marblehall police station followed it up and discovered the drug lab on the farm,” said Mojapelo.
“The operation was conducted until the early hours of the morning. Preliminary police investigations revealed that more suspects could have been on the farm and this necessitated a massive manhunt. Due to the vastness of the area and a bushy environment, some of the suspects managed to evade arrest.”
Preliminary investigations point to the fact that the farm was allegedly bought recently by the suspect, who is of foreign origin and paid millions of rands in cash for the property.
“This drug lab has the capacity to supply the entire country with illicit drugs and therefore the action by the police in the Dennilton and Marblehall areas is commendable,” said acting provincial police commissioner Maj-Gen Jan Scheepers.
-This article has been amended to remove the name of the game farm as a query has been submitted to police on the exact locality of the bust.
Members of the Tekkie Squad from Dennilton and the Marble Hall police station followed up on information received about an illegal drug laboratory on a farm outside Marble Hall, which led to arrests yesterday. Police Spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said in a statement that four illegal firearms (two pistols and two shotguns), 17 rounds of ammunition, drug manufacturing equipment and chemicals as well as R10 million worth of drugs were recovered from the Game Farm.
“The police commenced with the operation soon after they received the information. Preliminary police investigations revealed that more suspects could have been on the farm and this necessitated a manhunt. Due to the vastness of the area and the bushy environment, some of the suspects managed to evade arrest,” the statement reads. Mojapelo said preliminary police investigations show that the farm was recently bought in cash by a person of foreign origin.
Acting Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen Jan Scheepers thanked the members for acting on the information they received and arresting the suspects. He said the scale of the drug operation was massive: “This drug lab has the capacity to supply the entire country with illicit drugs and therefore, the action by the police in the Dennilton and Marble Hall areas is commendable,” concluded Scheepers.