Caught on wrong side of the law

2019-01-22 06:00
The Z88 pistol recovered from a woman in Hanover Park.

The Z88 pistol recovered from a woman in Hanover Park.

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The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team (GDTT) confiscated two firearms in the space of 24 hours in Hanover Park last weekend.

On Saturday 12 January, officers responded to information about an impending gang battle and arrested a 29-year-old suspect for possession of a .32 revolver and six rounds of ammunition.

The following day, Sunday 13 January, the officers arrested a 36-year-old woman for possession of a Z88 pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition following a shooting incident.

Two more suspects, a 28-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were arrested in Hanover Park for possession of drugs following a tip-off.

Officers recovered 86 Mandrax tablets, two Mandrax halves and 93 packets of tik.

“All of the successes in Hanover Park were the result of intelligence-driven policing and tip-offs.

“It is a timely reminder to the public that they can do something about crime in their areas by being vigilant and reporting anything suspicious to the City’s enforcement services or the police as soon as possible,” says Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith.

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