Western Cape Police tighten the fight against crime in the province

Concerted efforts to eliminate the illegal possession of firearms and drugs within communities was successful as police arrested a suspect with unlicensed firearms and confiscated dagga.


On Thursday, members of Grassy Park police were busy with patrols in 7th Avenue when they saw two men walking in the road, and when they saw the police approaching they started running. The members apprehended them and found a 9mm pistol among the suspects. They were arrested with charges for possession of an unauthorized firearm and ammunition.

 The suspects are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates court on Monday.


In a separate incident on Wednesday, members of the K9 Unit and Crime Intelligence followed up information in Railway Road, Montague Gardens for a suspicious parcel at a courier company.

According to SAPS’ Captain FC van Wyk, during a search a narcotic detection dog reacted positive for narcotics.

“Upon further inspection of the parcels, the members discovered that each parcel contained compress hydroponics dagga with a total weight of 4kg. The dagga with an estimated value of R600 000 was confiscated. The narcotics was handed in at Milnerton SAPS as exhibits and an enquiry docket was opened.”

Meanwhile, members of Hermanus police received information of a suspicious vehicle with four occupants driving in the Zwelihle area. The vehicle was stopped and searched in Landa Street and the members found a rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and cellphones in the vehicle.

Upon further investigation it was discovered that the vehicle was hijacked in Lentegeur in April. Three suspects between the ages of 22 and 27 were arrested on charges of possession of a hijacked vehicle as well as the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

They are due to make their court appearance in the Hermanus Magistrates court on Friday 19 May.



Done By: Esona Mfazwe



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