Cops scoop up hunting rifle

2016-02-09 06:00
The rifle found at a house in Beacon Valley by police.

The rifle found at a house in Beacon Valley by police.

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Several suspects were arrested during crime prevention operations in Mitchell’s Plain recently.

During the past week up to Sunday, police conducted several crime operations which led to several arrests.

The crime prevention unit arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 42 years, for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition at a house in Ferrari Street, Beacon Valley on Sunday at 23:26.

Officers searched the house after a tip-off and found a hunting rifle with a telescope mounted on the rifle and one live round hidden at the back of the yard.

Both men appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

On Wednesday at 18:00 members followed up on information about drugs being sold at a house in Piketberg Street, Tafelsig.

They searched the house and discovered 65 packets of tik, four mandrax tablets, one mandrax half tablet, one parcel of dagga and three small plastic packets of dagga.

A 37-year-old man was arrested and has appeared in court.

In another matter Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a 47-year-old man for possession of heroin at a house in Du Toitskloof Street, Tafelsig on Thursday at 23:00. The members had received a tip-off that drugs were being stored at the house.

During the search the members found 41 units of heroin hidden inside the house.

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