WESTERN CAPE: Police members in the Western Cape continue to rid their communities of unlicensed firearms, ammunition and drugs when they arrested suspects in three isolated incidents on Wednesday 20 July 2022.
Police members of Operation Restore responded to information and approached a residence in Angel Street, Saldanha Bay at around 15:00. Upon arrival, they searched the entire premises and confiscated 14 x 9mm rounds of ammunition. A 41 year old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of unlicensed ammunition.
In an unrelated incident, Elsiesriver police were busy with patrols in Avonwood at around19:00. When they entered Hazel Street, they spotted a boy who appeared to be very nervous when he noticed the patrol vehicle. The members stopped and searched the boy and confiscated a handmade zip gun with ammunition. The 15 year old boy was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Police members of the Maitland Flying Squad conducted a stop and search operation in Manenberg. When they searched a vehicle, they confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R 45 000. Three males aged between 28 and 34 were arrested and detained on a charge of possession of drugs.
Once charged, the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Vredenburg, Goodwood and Athlone Magistrate court’s on the mentioned charges.
Submitted: WO Joseph Swartbooi