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News: Police confiscates R40 000 of drugs and unlicensed firearm in George
2021/07/15

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

Vigilant members deployed in crime stricken areas confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R40 000 and an unlicensed firearm during separate incidents in George on Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

Yesterday at about 12:00 members attached to the George police rapidly responded to a shooting incident at a house at Hope Street, George. Upon arrival they found a person with a gunshot wound on the floor. A further search of the premises resulted in the discovery of a 9mm pistol and nine rounds of ammunition. The police confiscated the items and arrested two suspects aged 24 and 26 on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. They are also facing a charge of attempted murder.

The victim was transported to hospital thereafter.

Meanwhile, last night (2021-07-14) at about 22:30 members attached to the Eden Cluster Crime Combatting Team armed with a search warrant operationalized information when they pounced on a house at Lawaaikamp, George. A thorough search of the premises resulted in the confiscation of 780 Mandrax tablets which was stashed in a yellow bucket in the bedroom. The police arrested two suspects, a 26-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man on a charge of dealing in drugs.

All arrested remains in custody. They are scheduled to appear in the local courts once charged.

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