Cape Town man arrested with rockets

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.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Rand - Dollar
15.47
-0.5%
Rand - Pound
21.06
-0.4%
Rand - Euro
17.62
-0.4%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.12
-0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.5%
Gold
1,811.53
-0.4%
Silver
22.86
-0.7%
Palladium
1,888.59
+0.6%
Platinum
970.61
-0.6%
Brent Crude
86.48
+0.5%
Top 40
68,024
-1.3%
All Share
74,703
-1.2%
Resource 10
74,265
-0.6%
Industrial 25
93,979
-1.7%
Financial 15
15,264
-1.5%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE