Police make a ‘good’ bust

2015-09-22 06:00
Maitland Flying Squad arrested suspects for being in possession of dagga and unlicenced ammunition.

Maitland Flying Squad arrested suspects for being in possession of dagga and unlicenced ammunition.

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Maitland Flying Squad members have yet again proved their high efficiency as they arrested four people for illegal possession of unlicensed ammunition and dealing with dagga on Monday morning.

The suspects aged between 18 and 49 are being detained at Maitland police station. Two females aged 18 and 39 are amongst the people that were arrested.

They are facing charges of illegal possession of unlicensed ammunition after two magazines and 37 live 9mm rounds were found in a safe. Dagga was also found. The dagga was found after a search warrant was obtained to search their premises in Fenwick Street, Brooklyn.

Dagga of 530 grams with an estimated street value of R2 000 was found on their premises. It is alleged that one of the suspects tried to throw a bag out of a window when the flying squad members entered the premises and was later discovered to be a bag containing dagga.

More dagga was discovered in the premises as well as the garden area of the house. An undisclosed amount of cash was also confiscated as some of the money was found hidden on the suspects.

Cell phones believed to have been used to conduct the illegal transactions were also confiscated.

Maitland policespokesperson Constable Lorencial Johnson says the four will appear at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the charges

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