Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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19 illegal firearms off the streets, drugs worth R2m intercepted in W Cape

The arrest of teenagers in possession of guns and criminals associated with gangs, the seizure of illegal firearms and ammunition, and the interception of illegal drug shipments were among the successes claimed by the Western Cape Police in a series of targeted operations / p>

The actions, carried out over a week, resulted in the confiscation of 19 illegal firearms and 790 rounds of ammunition across the province, with an emphasis on identified hotspots and crime generators. The seizures included rifles, pistols, gas pistols and fake firearms.

Spokesman Brig Novela Potelwa said Thursday evening that members of the Anti Gang Unit were pursuing and arresting a 40-year-old suspect from Bonteheuwel and not licensing one. would have confiscated rifle.

On Friday, the anti-gang unit was deployed in Bishop Lavis, where they confiscated two pistols and accused a 34-year-old suspect associated with local gangs of possession of banned firearms .

Members of the K-9 unit in Cape Town on Thursday followed information about a vehicle whose occupants were behaving suspiciously in the Blackheath industrial area. While searching the vehicle on the corner of Range and Stellenbosch Arterial Road, they discovered a 9mm firearm in a black paper bag on the back seat and another 9mm pistol on one of the four occupants of the vehicle. All four suspects were arrested immediately.

Potelwa said that Lockdown II forces deployed in Delft carried out searches in the area, confiscating 16 knives and dangerous weapons, and also found a gas pistol left on Viscount Street in The Hague.

Two men, aged 28 and 30, were arrested by police on Basboom Street in Delft South on Tuesday for possession of self-made zippers.

A 17 -year old boy was arrested by the Atlantis Crime Prevention Unit for having a 9mm pistol in his possession. Other firearms were confiscated from operations in Nyanga, Gugulethu, Delft, Steenberg and Khayelitsha.

During weekend operations, members of the George Public Order Police stationed at hotspots across Cape Town found one allegedly stolen in Indwe in the east Vehicle Cape in June and arrested the 33-year-old suspect in the car.

Another three suspects, ages 20, 23 and 26, were arrested at Roodewal Flats, Worcester, for possession of stolen car batteries. Three other suspects, ages 17, 23 and 24, were arrested in Nyanga after they were found driving a stolen car and in possession of burglary tools. You could face additional charges as the car is believed to be linked to recent home robberies in the area and an investigation continues over two meters in two major seizures during the week.

All suspects will appear in front of various courts on Monday.