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Philippi police members rid streets of illegal firearms

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

The sheer determination of Philippi SAPS members to eradicate crime in their policing precinct resulted in multiple arrests in the past two days.  This morning, a 21-year-old male suspect was arrested for possession of ammunition in Lansry Walk. The members responded to information received while doing crime prevention duties in Hanover Park. They were informed of two suspicious males in the vicinity and they approached and searched them. One male had ammunition he could not account for. He was arrested and detained at Philippi SAPS.

In another incident, on Thursday 08 December 2022, Philippi SAPS members arrested a 53-year-old male suspect in the same area. He was found in possession of a 9mmm pistol with ammunition.

Both suspects will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court on Monday, 12 December 2022.

Furthermore, a 43-year-old male from Lavender Hill was spotted by Philippi SAPS members who were busy with crime prevention duties in Hanover Park. The man was in contravention of a court order that prohibits him from setting foot in Hanover Park. He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.




Ndakhe Gwala

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