Cape Town tow-truck company owner bust with police hand radios

2016-01-22 14:00
The police hand radios found at a towing company in Cape Town. (supplied)

The police hand radios found at a towing company in Cape Town. (supplied)

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Cape Town – The owner of a vehicle-towing company in Cape Town was arrested after officers found police hand radios at his premises, a city official said on Friday.

Members of the metro police tactical response unit visited the Blackheath premises on Thursday night after a tip-off that illegal guns and police radios were being kept there, said safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith.

They found six SA Police Service radios, a war room base radio and two metro police radios.

Cape Town Metro Police deputy chief Yolande Faro said the owner was arrested and processed at Kuils River police station.

Smith said the find was not a new phenomenon, but it was concerning that so many radios were found in one location.

"From a city perspective, we will investigate who those hand radios were issued to and how they came to be in the possession of the tow-truckers. I will insist that action be taken if there is any hint of negligence or collusion," he said.

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