Friday, January 27, 2023

SAPS arrested three suspects in their crime prevention operations

SAPS in the Western Cape arrested three suspects for the possession of unlicensed firearms, in their crime prevention operations.

Officer Joseph Swartbooi said that, police arrested a 28-year-old suspect after the Anti-Gang unit received a tipoff on a residence harboring illegal property, in Helderberg Street in Tafelsig. At about 19:00 police confiscated 357 magnum revolver with ammunition hidden in a dustbin, following a search operation

A 32 year old suspect was also apprehended after he was found to be in possession of a firearm.

“ Mitchells Plain police responded to a complaint and upon arrival in Highlands Drive Colorado found the security guards who detained a suspect who was found in possession of a .38 special revolver “, said Swaartbooi.

In an unrelated incident, a 30 year old man was arrested after a Grassy Park Crime Prevention unit performed stop and searched operation when they noticed a suspicious man standing close to a local shop.

“ They approached the man and searched him, found and confiscating a consignment of methamphetamine and cash. They arrested and detained the man on a charge of dealing in drugs.

The suspects are expected to make their first court appearances in the Mitchells Plain and Wynberg Magistrate court’s once charged.



by Everngelista Muza

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