Stop-and-search action yields huge bounty

2016-11-10 06:00
PHOTO: supplied. Officers with the recovered dagga and copper wire.

PHOTO: supplied. Officers with the recovered dagga and copper wire.

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SAPS Port Edward commander SAPS, Lieutenant-Colonel Geoff Ngcobo, RTI members, conservation services and Department of Home staff held a roadblock looking for stolen vehicles and property, suspects, drugs, unlicenced firearms and ammunition, illegal immigrants and unroadworthy vehicles.

Over 300 vehicles were stopped and searched, which resulted in the recovery of 20kgs of dagga valued at
R28 200. Two people were charged for possession of dagga. Ten kilograms of stripped copper wire was also found in one vehicle and one unlicenced 9mm pistol was recovered.

“It was established that the owner of the firearm had a licence, but he had lost it a long time ago and had never applied for another one. The owner has in the meantime followed the correct procedure to renew the licence,” said Wiid. Numerous similar road blocks and stop-and-search operations are in the pipeline in the entire Ugu policing cluster for the festive period. - Supplied.

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