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2023/07/19      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Sarah Baartman District: 19 July 2023 - SAPS members assigned to highway patrol duties display unwavering dedication in their mission to keeping our highways safe and free from criminal activities such as the transportation of  anything that is illegal. On Monday, 17/07/2023,members from SAPS Grahamstown Highway patrol  were driving on the N2 towards Peddie when they stopped a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was searched  and a black vector pistol was found hidden behind the CD player compartment. Further searching resulted in the recovery of a second firearm  which was hidden in the airbag console.


The serial numbers have been filed off. Two suspects , both aged 33 years old  were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. They are expected to appear in the Makhanda magistrate court today, 19/07/2023.

Sarah Baartman District Commissioner, Maj Gen Zolani Xawuka appreciated the crucial role of the highway patrollers in ensuring that criminals are stopped in their tracks before travelling from one place to another. ‘Criminals must feel our presence everywhere, even where and when they least expect us to be. We will continue to enhance our highway patrol operations with emphasis given to the possession of suspected stolen property, illegal firearms and the transportation of illegal goods being smuggled out  from one area/Province to another,’ added Maj Gen Xawuka.