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2022/10/19      |  Written By:  Colonel D Sello   |   Province:  Gauteng

PARKTOWN: 19 October 2022 - The efforts of the police to fight crime through intelligence led operations continue to yield positive results as suspects get arrested on different incidents.

On 18 October 2022, the members of Ekurhuleni Flying Squad together with Trio Task Team operationalised intelligence led information about people involved in illegal mining activities and in possession of firearms at Daveyton.

The said house was tactically approached by the members. Two men were found inside and upon searching, two firearms with ammunition were recovered. The suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and they will also be processed by Immigration attached to Department of Home Affairs as they are suspected to be undocumented.

A preliminary investigation revealed that one of the firearms was stolen during a house robbery as per a case opened in Vosloorus in 2019.

On another incident, intelligence information led to the discovery of one kilogram of crystal meth drugs at a local courier service in Kempton Park.

The Benoni K9 unit and Customs operationalised information about suspicious parcels at a local courier. The members discovered drugs that were concealed in a parcel of playing dough and a painting board toy. No one has been arrested as police investigation continues.

Meanwhile in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni Flying Squad arrested two suspects for possession of stolen property. This comes after members followed up on intelligence information which led them to a truck loaded with box of chocolates. Further investigations indicated that the items were stolen as per a business robbery case opened in Crystal Park.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, appreciated the arrests made and applauded the teams involved for a good job done.

members are urged to report crime to their nearest police station, SAPS Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or alternatively leave an anonymous tip-off on the MySAPS App.