Police nab a lot of suspects

2016-04-07 06:00

A total of 488 suspects were arrested in the Nyanga Cluster, as 12 firearms and a substantial amounts of drugs and booze were confiscated at the weekend.

The busts included 167 suspects arrested for dealing and possession of drugs, while 12 suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed and prohibited firearms and ammunition.

Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said: “One of the confiscated firearms was used to shoot and kill a 32-year-old man. The firearm was not reported stolen and its owner, a 45-year-old man, was also arrested for failure to report the loss of the firearm.”

Arrests were also made for crimes against women and children, murder, robberies and three crimes. Most suspects are expected to appear in the Athlone, Bishop Lavis, Philippi and Wynberg magistrates’ courts on various charges.

Meanwhile, 210 suspects were arrested in the Mitchells Plain Cluster’s clamp down on crime. Suspects were arrested for drug possession, house breaking and theft, theft of motor vehicles, possession of stolen property, robbery, drunken driving, murder, possession of dangerous weapons and traffic violations during stop and searches. 78 houses were searched for drugs.

During these operations, 1kg of dagga, 802 mandrax tablets, 278 grams of tik and half a kilogram of heroin were confiscated and 15 suspects were arrested for cases related to domestic violence.

Rwexana said: “Cops are also going to foreign-owned spazas to ensure safety and prevent business robberies and xenophobic attacks. Seven firearms were confiscated and six suspects were arrested. They are facing charges of possession of illegal firearms.”

Twelve firearms were confiscated in the Nyanga Cluster and seven in the Mitchells Plain Cluster at the weekend.

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