Men nabbed with guns, drugs

2016-11-15 06:00

Police have arrested two men in connection with the illegal possession of firearms and a third person for the possession of drugs during a weekend operation.

The crime prevention operation was held by Mitchell’s Plain police from Friday at 16:00 to Sunday at 06:00.

The first arrest was made on Saturday at 23:15 while officers were on a routine vehicle patrol in Hamerkop Street, Rocklands.

Officers noticed a suspicious-looking man in the street and the suspect was stopped and searched.

A Norinco 9mm pistol with nine live rounds of ammunition was confiscated and the 31-year-old man was arrested.

In the other matter a 27-year-old man was arrested in Tafelsig.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, officers from the Provincial Reaction Unit responded to a tip-off of suspicious men driving in Hangklip Street, Tafelsig. The officers stopped and searched the vehicle and found a 9mm pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition inside the car.

In an unrelated incident, officers arrested a 24-year-old man for possession of dagga in Gazelle Street, Eastridge.

The officers were doing crime prevention patrols when they searched the man. Police found 58 small packets of dagga and two parcels of dagga in his possession.

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