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Cape Town man arrested with rockets

2012-01-06 12:00

Cape Town - A 28-year-old man was arrested with an unlicensed gun, a smoke grenade, rockets, ammunition, and drugs with a street value of R108 000 in Woodstock, Cape Town, police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer November Filander said the man was arrested following a tip-off at about 09:00 on Thursday.

"When police executed the search warrant at Dublin Mews, situated in Dublin Street, Woodstock, they recovered a 9mm Browning pistol, 178g of tik, 120 Mandrax tablets, 80 units of heroin, 70 units of cocaine, one parcel of dagga, 75 different rounds of ammunition, four MK8 red rockets and one MK5 smoke grenade."

An MK8 red rocket is a hand-held distress flare.

The firearm was reported stolen in Elsies River in 2007.

The man was expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and dealing in drugs.

Comments
  • billidp - 2012-01-06 12:11

    Once again a very misleading headline! 24.com really needs to get better journalists!!!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-06 12:28

      What's the point? He just had the average baggage contents of one of our ministers who don't want to be searched at airport security.

      Marthinus - 2012-01-06 13:15

      WOW "rockets" hey? Seriously? I know it as signal flares. Who knows maybe he is a boat owner and by law has to have them? Just a thought.

  • Cina - 2012-01-06 12:24

    Wonder if he on his way to Bloem to join the celebrations.

  • Lloyd - 2012-01-06 12:32

    maybe the hand held rockets are used to light up the drugs...

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-06 13:14

    Next thing crackers will be dynamite.

  • Jimmy - 2012-01-06 13:29

    "they recovered a 9mm Browning pistol, 178g of tik, 120 Mandrax tablets, 80 units of heroin, 70 units of cocaine, one parcel of dagga, 75 different rounds of ammunition, four MK8 red rockets and one MK5 smoke grenade." Geez This guy really knows how to party...

  • Alva - 2012-01-06 13:44

    Pleased this nut job was caught. Thanks to the guy who tipped off SAPS!

  • jus.manning - 2012-01-06 15:14

    MK8 Red Rocket - APPLICATION For use in day and night long range distress signal situations. e.g. Flare! Your headline made me think these were RPG's or something that could remove heavy vehicles from roads or skies.... idiots

  • kseyffert - 2012-01-07 14:16

    unlicensed Firearm???? What a farce!!!! It's has been reported stolen!!! Throw the book at him! Give him the full 24 years!!!!

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