Operation Vutha Hawe apprehend over 500 suspect in the Western Cape

Western Cape Police members mandate to create a safe environment in all communities yielded positive results when they arrested several suspects in the Western Cape.

Western Cape Police conducted an operation lockdown the 29th of October following a tipoff while patrolling in Khayelitsha. According to reports Police arrested a 43 year old man after he was found with a 9mm pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition.

The male suspect was apprehended in Mninawa Street. He will be charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and is due to appear in Khayelitsha Magistrates court on the 3rd of October.

Meanwhile, 539 suspect were apprehended during Operation Vutha Hawe, for serious offences such as murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault, burglary and domestic violence.

Officials seized 30 firearms, 424 rounds of ammunition, 1795 mandrax tablets, 725 estacy tablets, 1020grams crystal meth, 19147grams dagga in addition to Operation Restore, and other SAPS related initiatives.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for sharing information in order to fight gangsterism, drugs and guns on our streets, and further express sincere gratitude to our members for their commitment in executing the duties with diligence’, said Captain Frederick Van Wyk

Anyone with information on criminal activities in their neighbourhood is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop anonymously at 08600 10111. Additionally, crime tip-offs can be reported by downloading the MySAPS App or call *134*10111# and follow the prompts.

image by SAPolicservices

by Evengelista Muza


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