Cops tackle drug flow, illegal guns

2016-05-10 06:00
Some of the drugs confiscated in the precinct last weekend.

Some of the drugs confiscated in the precinct last weekend.

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his weekend on Friday 6 May at 18:00 police were stopped by a complainant in Katdoring Street, Eastridge.

Officers were informed that he had been robbed of his bicycle at gunpoint. Officers spotted a group of men on a field close to Town Centre.

One on the suspects then threw away an object that looked like a firearm. When police stopped and investigated they discovered that a imitation firearm and the stolen bicycle.

A 26-year-old man was arrested.

The victim is urged to call investigating officer Detective Constable Warran Adams on 078 440 0591 or 021 370 1762.

On Thursday 5 May at 21:00, police Crime Prevention Unit were executing crime prevention duties at a house in Renoster Crescent, Eastridge.

While searching the house they found 15 9mm rounds of ammunition and 14 packets of Tik and two stoppe dagga. A 27-year-old woman was arrested.

The unit made another two drug busts after doing stop and searches in Eastridge and Beacon Valley.

The Unit arrested a 28-year-old man for being in possession of 40 packets of Tik in Kameel Street, Eastridge and a 24-year-old woman found in posession of 20 packets of Tik in Rambler Street, Beacon Valley.

Mitchell’s Plain police over the weekend of Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May confiscated various quantities of drugs throughout the precinct.

These confiscations included 16 units of heroin, 132 units of dagga including stoppe and bankies, 95 units of tik and 43.5 mandrax tablets in crushed, whole and half form.

On Monday 2 May at 18:10 police were acting on information received and searched a house in Netball Crescent, Beacon Valley.

Police confiscated 45 packets of tik and one parcel of dagga.

A 28-year-old man was arrested.

Also on Monday 2 May at 13:30 police acted on information about ammunition being kept at a house in Blesbok Street, Eastridge.

On arrival police searched the premises and found seven 9mm rounds of ammunition along with three grams of tik.

A 29-year-old suspect was arrested.

On Sunday 1 May at 21:15 police were busy with crime prevention duties in Melkweg Road, Rocklands when they noticed a man walking towards a bakkie with a firearm in his possession.

When police gave chase the suspect started running and threw the firearm inside a yard.

Police searched the yard and found a silver Rossi revolver with four rounds of ammunition for a .38 Special revolver.

A 26-year-old man was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Also on Sunday 1 May at 15:30 police were acting on information received from the community and searched a house in Grysbok Street, Eastridge.

Police confiscated 50 packets of tik and 60 stoppe of dagga.

A 29-year-old man was arrested and faces charges of possession of drugs.

V Police are encouraging the community to report on illegal gang activities and other crimes. Reporters can choose to remain anonymous. To report crime call CrimeStop on 0860 10111 or SMS 35393.

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