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Suspects arrested during integrated SAPS operations

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

On Friday 12 November 2021 at about 22:00 members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team arrested a 31-year-old male for dealing in drugs at business premises in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

The members received information about drugs at the premises and followed up on the information. After obtaining permission to search the premises the police members found a transparent plastic bag containing 1018 mandrax tablets and a undisclosed amount of cash hidden in the back of a couch. The suspect was arrested and detained.

Once charged the suspect will appear in Khayelitsha Magistrates court on Monday 15 November 2021.

In an unrelated matter, integrated police operations between Blue Downs Cluster Crime Prevention Unit and Crime Intelligence landed a 41 year old suspect behind bars for the possession of an unlicensed firearm in Naledi Crescent Mfuleni on Thursday (2021-11-11).

The members executed a search warrant at the premises when the firearm was found.

Furthermore members of the K9 Unit arrested two suspects aged 27 and 42 for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Hartebees Street Extention 6 Mfuleni yesterday.

The members responded to a complaint of extortion when the duo were apprehended with a pistol with ammunition.

Once charged the suspects will make their respective court appearances in the Blue Downs Magistrates court on Monday 15 November 2021.





Sergeant Wesley Twigg

082 379 0034






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