3 men arrested with firearms

2015-06-16 06:00

In the first week of June 67 people were arrested for various crimes.

Drug confiscations included 10 heroin units, 95g of tik, 67 mandrax tablets and 114g of dagga.

A total of 28 houses were searched for drugs and other contraband firearms were also seized in three separate incidents.

On Saturday 6 June at 15:30 in Forester Close, Westridge a metro police officer was informed that a suspect had a firearm.

The suspect was searched and a zip gun and one .38-calibre special round was seized.

The 18-year-old man was arrested and detained at the Mitchell’s Plain police station.

On the same day at 16:45 officers were on patrol in Lohengrin Street, Eastridge when they spotted a man on a bicycle with a firearm.

The police officers gave chase and cornered the man. A revolver and 5 .38-calibre special rounds were seized.

The 19-year-old man was arrested.

Later on the same day the police received information about a man who allegedly robbed people in Langeberg Street, Tafelsig.

After following up on the information a 28-year-old man was arrested.

The man had an imitation firearm and screwdriver in his possession

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