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News: Anti-gang unit recover three firearms while searching for wanted suspects in Gqeberha

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

Intuition and experience paid off yesterday morning, 16 July 2021 when Anti-Gang Unit members recovered three firearms and various rounds of ammunition in Bluewater Bay.

It is alleged that at about 10:30, AGU members were searching for wanted suspects when they stopped at an alleged gang member’s house in Marla Crescent in Bluewater Bay. After conducting a thorough search of the house, members’ curiosity turned to a partially constructed house next door. Experience has taught these members never to leave any stone unturned and to follow their intuition. The adjacent yard was thoroughly scanned and as fate would have it, while meticulously and methodically combing the bush in the yard, three firearms and various rounds of ammunition were found hidden in the dry shrub.

Three 9mm pistols, 189 rounds of various calibre ammunition and three grenades were confiscated from under the shrubbery. Ownership of the firearms are still to be determined.

No arrests have been made and an enquiry docket was opened for further investigation. The firearms will be sent to ballistics for analysis.

In another unrelated intelligence driven operation, AGU members, Flying Squad, K9 Unit and Metro Police arrested two suspects aged 20 and 28-year-old for dealing in drugs in Kamesh during the early hours of this morning, 17 July 2021.

A search warrant was executed at about 03:15 at a house in Kabah in Kamesh.  Cash, a scale, loose crystal meth and 33 packets of tik were confiscated. The estimated total amount of drugs including the cash is R132 000.

The two suspects are expected to appear in the Kariega magistrates’ court on Monday, 19 July 2021 on a charge of dealing in drugs.





Col Priscilla Naidu

071 362 8726







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