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News: Elsies River couple arrested with a firearm and drugs


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

WESTERN CAPE – The efforts of the Anti-Gang Unit to create a safer environment for the people of this province led to the arrest of a married couple who was found in possession of a firearm, ammunition, drugs and presumed stolen property. Last night at around 20:00 members of the AGU pursued information of possible gang related activities at a residence in Grand Vue Avenue Elsies River, and conducted a search operation. It is suspected that the residence is used as a storage facility for a local gang in the area. This search resulted in the seizure of a .45 Norinco pistol, nine .45 rounds, nine 9mm rounds, 450 mandrax tablets, three laptops, 11 cellular telephones and R4368-00 cash.

The suspects aged 46 and 42 were arrested and are due to make a court appearance in Goodwood once they have been charged.

The acting Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lt Gen Sindile Mfazi welcomed the arrest and warned the public that their association with gangsters will land them behind bars too. 


Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut
083 300 1752     


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