Tebogo Msimanga |
Western Cape Police operations during the Easter weekend led to several arrests and confiscation of drugs, unlicensed firearms and ammunition. On Friday,01 April 2021, members attached to the Delft Crime Prevention Unit acted on information about an unlicensed firearm, drugs and stolen property at a residence in Lukwart Street, Delft South. The members arrived at the address and seized the items and arrested three suspects.
Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said a 24-year-old man was arrested during a stop and search that was conducted by Delft Crime Prevention Unit members. “The suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm with ammunition, on Friday,01 April 2021.”
Rwexana added that on Sunday night, 04 April 2021, police from the Provincial Integrated Task Team were alerted to a drug outlet in Kiki Gugulethu.”Upon their arrival at the address, they found crystal methamphetamine worth a substantial amount and arrested a 62-year-old woman for the possession of drugs.”
Meanwhile, a 58-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night in Graafwater for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition after police found a rifle and an assortment of rounds of ammunition at his residence. An R1 rifle fitted with a telescope, night sight and a silencer were also confiscated.
All six suspects are expected to appear in the various magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 06 April 2021.