Woman, man arrested in shebeen

2015-05-12 06:00
During weekend operation the Faure combat team and Grassy Park police confiscated 292 packets of tik and an illegal firearm and ammunition. 


During weekend operation the Faure combat team and Grassy Park police confiscated 292 packets of tik and an illegal firearm and ammunition. PHOTO: Supplied

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A 52-year-old woman and 22-year-old man appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court yesterday on charges of dealing in dagga and selling liquor without a licence.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says police members were busy with operations on Friday at about 15:00 when they also searched a well-known shebeen in 6th Avenue, Grassy Park.

“According to the police members and residents this is a well-known outlet where alcohol and dagga are sold. The operation proved to be a success,” Kleinsmith says.

Two dagga parcels, 40 stoppe and 32 bankies was found as well as an undisclosed amount of cash. “Upon searching the premises liquor to the amount of 512.36F was confiscated,” she adds.

In another incident two men were arrested in Ottery for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition and on charges of attempted murder.

“During a crime prevention operation on Sunday afternoon at about 15:00 the operation combat members of Faure responded to shooting in progress in the Ottery flats. The members spotted a suspicious male with a firearm firing two shots and handing it back to a shorter male, dressed in black,” Kleinsmith says.

She adds a police member then set chase after the man with the firearm ran up a flight of stairs.

“The man then fired two shots at the officer and the officer returned fire. His colleague then went after the suspect when members heard another gunshot go off.”

The suspect was arrested and the firearm retrieved.

One of the suspects, aged 25, was apprehended in Steward Court, Ottery.

“Police confiscated a Lager 380/15 auto pistol, a 9mm caliber, brown wooden handle, two magazines and seven 9mm rounds. The first suspect, aged 44, who handed the gun over, was arrested as well.”

The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on three charges, namely illegal possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and attempted murder.

“Police are further investigating whether the suspect could possibly be linked to any shooting and other serious crime,” Kleinsmith adds.

In another incident on Saturday at 12:00 the operation combat of Faure was busy with patrols when they searched a 22-year-old man.

“Upon searching the man, members found 292 packets of tik in his pocket. The suspect was arrested and appeared in court yesterday on charges of possession of drugs.”

Grassy Park station commander Colonel Shawn van Wyk says police will continue clamping down on crime and the perpetrators thereof.

“Police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime. He commends his members for a job well done and thanks the community for their contribution in the fight against crime,” Kleinsmith says.


Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential

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