Western Cape cops make string of arrests in Operation Fiela raids

2016-01-31 17:26
Dagga seized during operation Fiela in the Western Cape. (Picture: SAPS)

Dagga seized during operation Fiela in the Western Cape. (Picture: SAPS)

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Cape Town – A suspect was arrested for being in possession of a homemade gun during the Western Cape’s Operation Fiela this week, police said.

The operations were conducted in Kraaifontein and Mfuleni.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said in a statement on Sunday that a suspect was arrested in Mfuleni on Saturday for being in possession of a zip gun.

Another was arrested in the same area for being in possession of 7kg of dagga.

In Kraaifontein on Friday night, 10 suspects were arrested for drug possession, while five others were arrested for illegally trading in liquor.

Over 180 litres of alcohol were confiscated at the same time.

Police also recovered a stolen Ford Bantam LDV, with an illegal firearm inside.

"Unfortunately no one was arrested, however, we are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery," Traut said.

"Our endeavours to root out crime in this province will continue throughout the year and we will not relax our efforts after the festive season."

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