Notorious gang members nabbed

2018-11-20 06:01

Police officers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that those caught on the wrong side of the law face the music.

Provincial spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk says due to a significant increase in murder and attempted murder cases within the Muizenberg and Steenberg policing precinct, an analysis of case dockets was actioned.

“Intelligence gathered linked members attached to the 26 Junky Funky Kids (JFKs) to serious and violent cases. Various individuals within this gang structure were identified and discovered to be repeat offenders and solely responsible for multiple murder and attempted murder cases,” he says.

Van Wyk says one such gang member was identified as Lyle Montego Silver (24), alias “Trompie”, who is a member of and shooter for the 26 JFK gang situated within Hill View, Muizenberg.

After an investigation he was positively linked to various cases in the Muizenberg area, including four murders, two attempted murders and a business robbery.

He was arrested last Wednesday and appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on the above-mentioned charges.

“His bail application was abandoned and the matter was postponed to Thursday 17 January 2019 for further investigation, centralisation of cases as well as the institution of Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) charges. He remains in custody,” says Van Wyk.

Other individuals attached to the 26 JFK gang were arrested, and arrests of identified individuals linked to multiple murder and attempted murder cases will follow.

Another suspect, Anderson Koeberg (27), alias “Bougard”, was identified as the possible leader and shooter of the 26 JFK gang operating between the Muizenberg and Steenberg policing precincts.

After an investigation he was positively linked to two murder cases in Muizenberg, two murder cases in Steenberg, the murder of a one-year-old child in Steenberg, 11 attempted murder cases in Steenberg and a case of possession of a hijacked car.

“This perpetrator was formally charged on Friday 9 November and appeared in both the Wynberg and Muizenberg magistrate’s courts on Monday 12 November. The matter was postponed to Thursday 23 November to appear in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court for legal counsel. He remains in custody,” says Van Wyk.

V Anyone with information on any of these cases is urged to contact Colonel Eddie Clark, unit commander: OCI: Project Investigations, on 082 469 1531.

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