Philippi police recover illegal firearm, drugs

South African Police Service

Philippi police recover illegal firearm, drugs
Philippi police recover illegal firearm, drugs

The swift response by members of the Philippi Crime Prevention Unit led to the arrest of a 37-year-old suspect for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in the Jim se Bos informal settlement on the night of 21 October 2021.

Police members received information that a firearm is at a shack and responded thereto. The shack was searched and a 9mm luger pistol with ammunition was found.

The same members arrested a 28-year-old suspect for the possession of mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R5000-00 in the early hours of 22 October 2021.

Once charged the suspects will make court appearances at Athlone Magistrate’s court on Monday 25 October 2021.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service