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2021/02/08      |  Written By:  Colonel A Traut   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: To ensure that criminals get their day in court, our operational forces continued with their weekend operations in crime affected areas. In RR informal settlement in Khayelitsha a suspect was apprehended by police with an unlicensed firearm after he was cornered by neighbourhood watch members who work hand in hand with police to ensure the safety of the community.

The vigilance of members attached to the Milnerton police station paid off when four suspects were arrested in possession of a stolen firearm and an imitation firearm during the early hours of this morning. The members were patrolling their precinct when a vehicle driving without lights caught their attention at Lagoon Beach. The vehicle was stopped and searched, resulting in the arrest of three males aged between 30 and 36 and a 27 year old female. It was discovered that the revolver was stolen in Paarl during 2008. The suspects are also facing an offence in terms of the Disaster Management Act for breaking the curfew regulations.

In Mbekweni members of Public Order Policing operationalised information received from their Crime Intelligence counterparts and raided an address identified as a drug house. This led to the discovery of mandrax tablets valued to the tune of R27 500-00 and the arrest of a drug dealer.

Our detectives are in the process to investigate the circumstances surrounding these cases so that the suspects can be prepared for their imminent court cases.