Cops squeeze life of criminal

2016-10-27 06:00
 Philippi SAPS members with some of the stuff retrieved from thugs.

Philippi SAPS members with some of the stuff retrieved from thugs.

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Three men were arrested on Sunday night shortly after 8pm after Phillipi SAPS members received information from the public about drugs and firearms being stored at a house.

Police, together with Metro Police responded swiftly to a house in Athon Walk in Hanover Park. Upon searching the house, members confiscated a 7.65 Browning pistol and a magazine. The serial number of the pistol was filed off.

Drugs which included a large quantity of heroin and mandrax were also confiscated. The drugs have an estimated street value of R50 000.

The three suspects, between 29 and 30 are due to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court soon on charges relating to dealing in drugs and the illegal possession of a firearm.

This operation added another blow to the fight against gangsters and their criminal activities. Drugs have a negative to society as a whole caused by those who falls victim to the use and abuse of drugs. Such victims become drug addicts and in most cases divert to committing crime in order to sustain their drug addiction.

.Meanwhile two other suspects were also arrested for dealing in drugs valued at R900 000 following an investigation into alleged illegal drug activity at a residence in Mandalay.

A search warrant was obtained which was executed by the Gugulethu Stabilisation Unit.

The members entered the premises in Wessel Street and noticed a male throwing a bag into a dog kennel. After removing the bag the members found plastic bags containing Mandrax tablets therein.

Upon searching the entire premises the members recovered numerous bags containing thousands of Mandrax tablets in the boot of a BMW that was parked in the garage. The Mandrax tablets is estimated at R900 000 street value.

Two suspects, male and female both aged 21 were arrested and will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court on Monday, on charges dealing in drugs.

The Western Cape SAPS management commended members involved for a job well done.

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