Dozens nabbed by police

2018-10-30 06:01
Constable Makobo Segooa with the confiscated goods.

Constable Makobo Segooa with the confiscated goods.

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In their ongoing endeavours to eradicate the scourge of crime in our communities, Muizenberg police,with the assistance of various Law Enforcement agencies, have over the past weeks arrested a total of 45 people for offences varying from shoplifting to murder.

The arrests include robbery (six), theft (two), shoplifting (four), possession of narcotics (12), assault including GBH (five), selling liquor without a licence, housebreaking and attempted theft (two), possession of imitation firearms (two), sexual assault, child abandonment, attempted murder, fraud, crimen injuria, intimidation (two) and rape, while three people were arrested for murder.

During some of the above arrests, the following confiscations were effected: 19 stops of dagga, three packets of dagga and a loose amount of dagga, 27 half mandrax tablets, four whole mandrax tablets, 32 packets of tik, 97F of alcohol and a shotgun allegedly used in a business robbery.

. On Friday 12 October officers of Muizenberg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) received information pertaining to the illegal possession of a firearm and the possible storage of narcotics.

At about 15:20 the officers approached a residence in Mountain Road Overcome Heights.

During a thorough search of the premises the officers discovered an unlicensed 9mm pistol and 15 rounds of live ammunition. Also located during the search, in a clothing cupboard, were 129 packets of tik.

Three suspects, a 29-year-old man and two women, aged 25 and 27, who were occupants of the residence at the time of the search, were arrested and detained at Muizenberg Police Station.

The suspects appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, as well as dealing in narcotics.

The acting station commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Mzwandile Gqabi, was extremely pleased with the success and congratulated his officers on a job well done.

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