Man arrested with police issue stamps

2016-11-20 21:37

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Johannesburg - A man was arrested in possession of police issue stamps by members of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police tracing team on Friday morning.

Ekurhuleni Metro police spokesperson Wilson Kgasago said that officers received a tip-off about the man he described as a suspected drug peddler.

“A tip-off about a man who is suspected to be up to no good was acted upon by the EMPD Tracing Unit members.  A man fitting the description of the suspected drug peddler was seen leaving Jocelyn Heights flats situated on Commissioner Street,” he said.

“As the man sauntered down the street carrying a black laptop bag, the metro police pounced and on searching the laptop bag found three SAPS official stamps. One stamp used for certifying documents and two date stamps,” he said.

The arrest led the officers to the man’s flat where they stumbled upon a cache of ammunition, drugs and two identity documents and passport.

“In addition, a dozen ignition keys for various makes of vehicles were also found.”

“The 29-year-old suspect was arrested and detained at Boksburg Central police station on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of illicit substances and unlicensed ammunition. He is expected to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday,” he said.

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