Illegal firearm and drugs confiscated, Uitenhage Cluster

South African Police Service

Illegal firearm and drugs confiscated, Uitenhage Cluster
Illegal firearm and drugs confiscated, Uitenhage Cluster

Ongoing efforts to prevent serious crimes remains a priority of the SAPS in the Uitenhage Cluster significant results manifests this commitment as members from SAPS Kamesh executed a search warrant in Mooimeisie Street, Kamesh at 20:30 on 19 January 2019.

Unfortunately no arrests were made, but members seized 59 mandrax tablets, 44 bankies tik, 76 dagga bompies and 29 dagga zols valued at about R6000.

Efforts to fight the proliferation of illegal firearms in the Uitenhage Cluster paid off on 20 January 2019, when members from SAPS Kamesh followed up on a complaint of shots being fired in Pelican Street, Rosedale at 03:30. Members noticed three males walking in Kiewietjie Street and SAPS members acted swiftly and arrested the three males as they dropped a revolver.

Members confiscated an unlicensed firearm (.22 revolver) and several cartridges. The suspects are due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 21 January 2019 on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm. The firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain whether it was used in the commission of other crimes.

The South African Police Service will continue with their Back to Basics approach, with the aim to intensify operations in order to ensure the safety of all citizens. Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll thanked the community for alerting the police and he thanked the members for their vigilance in ensuring that they bring those culprits who break the law, to book.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service