Weekend operations yield results

2017-08-24 06:01
 Photo: suppliedThe unlicensed firearm that was recovered in stop and search operation in Waterloo.

Photo: suppliedThe unlicensed firearm that was recovered in stop and search operation in Waterloo.

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A MAN, arrested by the police after being found in possession of unlicensed firearm, appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 14.
The suspect’s name is being withheld until he pleads in court.
According to SAPS Verulam spokesperson Captain Henry Kisten, members of the crime prevention unit were conducting stop and search operations in the area when the arrest was made.

“Constable Ngobese from the unit searched the suspect and found him to be in possession of unlawful firearm. He was arrested and detained in police custody. The members were applauded by the station commander Brigadier Victor Dludla for the good work done.”

The suspect will be remanded in custody pending bail application.
In another incident over the weekend, members of the unit, under the command of Warrant Officer RM Naidoo, raided a drug den and arrested a suspect over the weekend.
The police recovered 38 capsules heroin and two Mandrax tablets.

“The members that made the arrest were Warrant Officer Naidoo, Constable Naicker and Constable Lokhai.
“The station commander Brigadier Victor Dludla applauded members for the good work done over the weekend," said Kisten.

In another operation over the weekend, the unit, under the command of Captain Mark Prakasim, held operations in the Verulam area and arrested­ 25 drunk drivers in a road block.

“Another 19 suspects were arrested for drug related offences and for dangerous weapons where knives were seized,” said Kisten.

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