WESTERN CAPE – The Winelands Cluster Crime Prevention Units held various operations within the cluster on 02 June 2020. As a result of effective team work, various suspects were arrested for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and dealing in drugs.
In Paarl East, stop- and- searches were conducted and a 20 year old male was arrested for the possession of a 9mm firearm without a serial number and two rounds of ammunition in the magazine. The suspect was detained for further investigation.
In a separate operation in the Wellington area, a male and female both in their late twenties were arrested for the possession of 247 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R11 115-00. The suspects are due to appear in the Wellington Magistrates Court for the possession and dealing in drugs, once charged.
In an unrelated matter on Tuesday, 02 June 2020 at about 21:00 members of the Mitchells Plain Crime Prevention Unit made a breakthrough in their continual efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms. The members were busy with crime prevention duties in Sentinel Street, Tafelsig when they received information of a male allegedly in possession of an illegal fire-arm.
When the suspect saw the members he ran into a yard. The members apprehended the suspect and took him to where he was standing and found a silver 7.65mm firearm, with magazine containing six rounds of ammunition.
A 27 year old male was arrested and he faces charges relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is expected to appear in court once charged.
On Monday, 01 June 2020 at 20:15 Flying Squad members received information about a stolen firearm in Nyanga. The members found a white Toyota Avanza and two suspects jumped out of the vehicle to escape arrest. The two SAPS members apprehended the suspects and confiscated the firearm with 15 x 9mm rounds of ammunition was discovered in the Avanza. The serial number on the firearm was partially intact.
The two suspects aged 30 and 40 were arrested and detained at Nyanga SAPS. The firearm, ammunition and white Toyota Avanza were handed in as exhibits.
Source: South African Police Service