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Anti-Gang Unit making strides in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


PORT ELIZABETH - The continuous recovery of drugs and illegal firearms is a result of intensified crime prevention operations and intelligence collection. In order to ensure that illegal firearms are removed from the streets and out of the hands of criminals, the Anti-Gang Unit in Port Elizabeth is squeezing the space of criminals.

On Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at about 23:55, Anti-Gang Unit members conducted several searches at houses in the Humansdorp area. A 30-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and dealing in drugs. A shot gun with rounds, approximately 15 mandrax tablets, 4 straws of tik and cash was seized from a house in Pendoring Street in Humansdorp. The firearm was reported stolen in Fort Beaufort in November 2018. 

During the early hours of this morning, 11 September 2019 at about 01:50, Anti-Gang Unit members acted on information received of a firearm at a house in Mpuko Street in Timothy Valley in Bethelsdorp. The shack at the back of the house was searched and a 9mm Star firearm with magazine and rounds were found hidden in a pillow.  A 29-year-old male was arrested on charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The firearm was reported stolen in Kabega Park in September 2016.

The arrested suspects will soon appear in the Humansdorp and Port Elizabeth magistrates’ courts respectively.



Col Priscilla Naidu


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