Gun, tik found on 18-year-old

2016-02-09 06:00
This firearm was confiscated, along with tik, from an 18-year-old suspect while police were conducting crime prevention duties in Hanover Park last week.

This firearm was confiscated, along with tik, from an 18-year-old suspect while police were conducting crime prevention duties in Hanover Park last week.

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An 18-year-old man was arrested in Hanover Park last week after police found a gun, ammunition and tik on him.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at about 19:00 while the police were busy with crime prevention duties, says Lieutenant Lance Goliath, Philippi police spokesperson.

“Police were busy with crime prevention duty in Athburg Walk when they spotted a suspicious-looking man.

“Upon searching the suspect police found a .38 Special Taurus revolver and ammunition as well as units of tik in his possession.

“Police confiscated the firearm and tik,” Goliath says.

The man was set to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, ammunition and drugs.

“While experiencing sporadic shooting incidents, police are working around the clock through integrated police operations in order to address the shootings as well as other crimes and bring the perpetrators to book,” Goliath adds.

Police station commander Colonel Dennis Abels says police will continue clamping down on crime and criminals. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 695 1500 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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