Police operations yield results

2018-04-17 06:01
Sergeant Milicent Teichardt and constables Rifilwe Maphanga and Felicia Johnson with the firearms.

Sergeant Milicent Teichardt and constables Rifilwe Maphanga and Felicia Johnson with the firearms.

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In an attempt to combat gangsterism and antisocial behaviour, Muizenberg police officers held numerous operations in Hillview and surrounds.

During these operations, 22 people were arrested for possession of narcotics, whilst four were arrested for dealing in narcotics.

In one operation on Sunday 1 April at about 01:45, officers of Operation Combat were doing stop-and-searches in St Swithin Street when they found a 15-year-old girl, a resident of Military Heights, in possession of a .765 pistol and one round of ammunition.

Muizenberg police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Knapp, says the suspect was arrested and detained at the Muizenberg Police Station and appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 3 April.

Knapp says she has been released into the custody of her parents and the case has been remanded to 27 May for forensic results.

In another incident on Wednesday 4 April at about 05:20, officers of Muizenberg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), under the command of Captain Lukhanyo Magadla, came under attack when they were shot at by a suspect on a bicycle.

“This attack did not deter the officers and they managed to arrest the 22-year-old suspect, who was found in possession of a Vektor 9mm pistol as well as two magazines and 35 rounds of live ammunition. The suspect appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on 5 April,” says Knapp.

On Wednesday 11 April, an operation was held at the Steenvilla complex, where Muizenberg CPU, with the assistance of Operation Combat, searched various residences­.

During the searches, two suspects were arrested – the first for possession of 20 packets of tik and the other for the possession of 13 Mandrax tablets, a small amount of dagga and three rounds of ammunition. The two suspects, aged 28 and 24, appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday 13 April.

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