Seven suspects arrested in two days for illegal possesions

 Seven suspects were arrested in the past two days, as the Western Cape’s continued efforts to eradicate illicit firearms and drugs yielded positive results. The suspect were apprehended for various charges that inclued the possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition and drugs.

Maitland Police arrested five people yesterday on the R300 freeway. This is after Police recognized a vehicle that been reported to have been hijacked earlier in the day.

Following a chase with the suspects, police found an unlicensed firearm with ammunition. The occupants will also be charged with the possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

In an unrelated incident, police arrested a 40-year-old man in Wilger Plain, Delft South. This is police confiscated a revolver and a 9mm pistol with ammunition  following a search operation.

Meanwhile a 28 year old man was also arrested this morning for the possession of a pistol with ammunition and drugs.

Delft police members were busy with patrols in Blikkiesdorp in the early hours of Wednesday 25 January 2023 when they noticed a suspicious man carrying a backpack. The unknown male fled when he noticed the patrol vehicle. The members gave chase on foot and apprehended the man when he ran into a shack “, said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Blue Downs, and Bellville Magistrate court’s on the mentioned charges.

by Everngelista Muza


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