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SAPS tackle the unlawful possession of firearms and drugs in the province


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

WESTERN CAPE - The pursuit of the Western Cape police to tackle the unlawful possession of firearms and drugs in the province has proved fruitful when four suspects were apprehended for these crimes during recent interventions.

In the early hours of this morning Flying Squad members reacted on intelligence and conducted a search at a premises in Kraaifontein where a 20 year old suspect was arrested in possession of a 9mm pistol without a serial number.

In Prince Alfred Hamlet a 54 year old suspect was arrested when a revolver, a shot gun, two rifles and a large quantity of ammunition were found at his residence yesterday. The members approached the suspect at his residence in Kliprug with a warrant of arrest and a search warrant for rape, assault and kidnapping charges when the discovery was made. The suspect could not produce valid firearm licenses and he will be charge accordingly, as well as for the failure to safeguard the firearms in the prescribed manner.  

Tulbagh SAPS were informed that a minibus taxi was en route from Cape Town to Robertson yesterday with a consignment of drugs. The information was operationalized and the target taxi was spotted on the R60 in Robertson, and pulled over. Following a search of the vehicle 6000 mandrax tablets and 1kg tik were seized which resulted in the arrest of two foreign nationals from Nigeria and Zimbabwe respectively.

The suspects are scheduled to make their court appearances in the respective courts once they have been charged.


Colonel Andrè Traut
083 300 1752


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