Five arrests in three days

2016-06-07 06:00
Grassy Park police confiscated a bucket half filled with dagga, 56 stoppe, and 14 halve and three full mandrax tablets in Parkwood on Wednesday. Three suspects were arrested.

Grassy Park police confiscated a bucket half filled with dagga, 56 stoppe, and 14 halve and three full mandrax tablets in Parkwood on Wednesday. Three suspects were arrested.

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Grassy Park police made at least five successful arrests in just three days during last week.

Provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana says on Tuesday 31 May Grassy Park police intensified their efforts to fight crime and were successful in apprehending two suspects.

The first suspect was arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm.

“While patrolling, police noticed two suspicious men. On seeing the police, one of them ran. Police caught him and found a silver 7.65mm firearm with its serial number filed off in his possession,” says Rwexana.

The 23-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of possession of a prohibited firearm.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the firearm had no magazine.

Later the same day, at about 22:55, a vehicle was hijacked in Catbird Road, New Horizons. “According to information, the victim, who was driving a white Nissan bakkie, waited for a vehicle to pass him when he was approached by a few men who pointed a firearm at him and told him to get out of the vehicle. They fled the scene with his vehicle,” she says.

Police then started their search for the vehicle and found it in Boundary Road, Phillipi, with one suspect in the bakkie.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on charges of hijacking.

On Wednesday 1 May, Rwexana says police apprehend three suspects, aged 18, 31 and 67, on drug-related charges. “At about 08:20 Grassy Park police were doing crime prevention patrols when they searched a house in Blackbird Avenue, Parkwood. While searching, officers found a bucket half filled with dagga, 56 stoppe and 14 halve as well as three full mandrax tablets.”

Kleinsmith confirms the house is a “well-known drug outlet”.

The estimated street value of the drugs is R1600.

All suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.

V Anyone with information on crime in the Grassy Park area is kindly requested to contact 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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