Police clamp down on illegal sellers of schedule 5 medicine

2017-08-03 06:01

Efforts to fight against the proliferation of illegal firearms and the continuous eradication and clamping down on the illegal selling of schedule five medicine in the Uitenhage Cluster is attributed to police visibility and good informer networks.

Last week on Wednesday, members from the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre, received valuable information and after obtaining a search warrant they arrested a 26-year-old male suspect for the illegal dealing in schedule five medicine at a residence in Skimmer Street, Rosedale.

Police confiscated 6 693 Stilpane tablets and R6 000 in cash and handed them in as exhibits. The suspect was arrested and appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court last Friday.

According to police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart, members from the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre followed up on further information and arrested 4 suspects in a house in Nhanhanha Street, Kwanobuhle, after an unlicensed firearm with ammunition was found in their possession. One Norinco 9mm pistol with ammunition was seized.

“The four suspects, who are between the ages of 18 and 20 years were detained and appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court last Friday on charges ranging from the illegal possession of a firearm to the illegal possession of ammunition,” said Swart.

The deputy Cluster Commander of Uitenhage and overall commander of the Operational Command Centre, Brigadier Ronald Koll has applauded the members for their swift action and the arrest of the suspects.

Brig Koll also commended the community for working with the SAPS by providing valuable information that led to the arrest and recovery of the illegal firearm and medicine.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.