Alleged gangsters appear in court

2019-05-20 17:00
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Four men appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates’ Court on today (Monday 20 May) on charges of illegal possession of firearms, money laundering and contravention of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA) 121 of 1998. 

Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase says Moegsien Haywood (60), Luqman Lewis (34), Aaqiel Morris (35) and Ismail Hendriks (34) appeared in court and were formally charged after being arrested on Friday 17 May, with the case then being postponed to Monday 27 May.

The men were nabbed during a joint operation carried out by the Hawk’s national firearms task team and special task force. 

The specialised teams followed up on a tip-off involving the suspects who were allegedly linked to a gang who were looking to purchase firearms.

Nkwalase adds all five deactivated pistols and cash used in the transaction were recovered. Police also recovered and impounded two cars - a VW Golf GTI and a VW City Golf - which are believed to have been used in the process of committing the crimes.

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