Heideveld man in court for rifle

2017-02-20 08:43

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A 34-year-old Heideveld man has been arrested after he was found in possession of a rifle.

According to a report by Manenberg police, the man was arrested on Saturday (18 February) following a tip-off.

Police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett says officers were conducting high density patrols on Saturday night and followed up on the information which led them to Carol Court.

During the search of a flat in the court, officers found a  Remington hunting rifle with three rounds of ammunition and six packets of tik.

The man is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court soon.

Police are also calling on residents to come forward with information about illegal gang activities and firearms by calling the police station on 021 699 9400 or CrimeStop on  08600 10111.

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