Friday, November 25, 2011

An alleged gang leader arrested in Mitchell’s Plain

By Khanyisa Tabata
25 November 2011

Mitchells Plain Police have executed an intelligence driven operation which led to the arrest of a suspected gang leader and his wife in Grassy Park.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander says persistence by undercover police officials over a period of time led to the successful arrest and confiscation of a firearm and drugs.

“The arrest follows after SAPS members attached to Mitchells Plain police station executed a search warrant at a house in Bass Street, Zeekoei Vlei.

“During the search they discovered a 9mm pistol with 15 rounds, 50 quarts of heroin, 96 straws of heroin, one packet of tik, six cellphones, and an amount of cash,” said Filander.

Filander added that they arrested a 39 year old man and his 29 year old wife for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of drugs.

They are currently held at Grassy Park police station and are due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court soon, once being charged.


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