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2022/06/14      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha 14 June 2022:  The nexus between drugs and the illegal possession of firearms  continue to plague our communities therefore every effort must be made to rid society of this increasing scourge.

On Monday, 13 June 2022, teamwork between the Anti-Gang Unit and SAPS Bethelsdorp members resulted in the swift apprehension of a 20 year old man, allegedly in possession of a prohibited  firearm. At about 14:00,  Anti-Gang Unit members acted on information of a person seated in a white Suzuki Swift vehicle in  Eucomus Str ,Ext 32 allegedly in possession of a firearm. On seeing the police, the suspect started to run. SAPS Bethelsdorp members assisted in the foot chase and apprehended the suspect.  A Star 9mm pistol (serial number filed off) and 15 rounds of ammunition were confiscated.

In another unrelated incident, last night , 13/06,  Anti-Gang Unit members arrested a 28 year old male at a house in Flanagan Street, in Kariega for dealing in drugs. It is alleged that at about 22:15, members acted on  information and searched the house. A total of 261 mandrax tablets, two packets of cocaine, 2 cellphones, a scale as well as some cash were seized. The estimated value of the confiscated drugs is R20,700.

Both suspects will appear in their  respective Magistrates’ Court soon.