WESTERN CAPE – Multiple successful SAPS operations within various hot spot areas to combat crime proved to be successful with numerous arrests.

On Friday, 05 August 2022 at about 21:25, Steenberg SAPS Crime Prevention Unit executed a search warrant on a premises in Flute Street, Steenberg. Members searched the premises and found 100 packets of tik and one 9mm round ammunition. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs and illegal possession of ammunition. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates court on Monday, 08 August 2022 on the mentioned charges.

In an unrelated matter, deployment within the Manenberg policing precinct has proven successful, as two females aged 26 and 57 were arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, as well as a 34-year-old male for possession of drugs and a 52-year-old male for the possession of two unlicensed firearms and ammunition in three different crime prevention operation.

Manenberg SAPS had an integrated deployment in the hot spot areas to combat gang violence through disruptive operations, stop and searches and following up information received from the community.

On Saturday, 06 August 2022 in the early hours of the morning, at 02:15, members of the Western Cape Emergency response unit intensified patrols in the vicinity of Corrie Court after random gang shootings. They saw a suspicious male standing at Corrie Court and as they approached him they saw him throwing something down. On closer investigation they found two 9mm pistols laying on the ground with serial numbers filed off. On searching the suspect they also found two 9mm rounds in his possession. The 52-year-old male was arrested.

In a separate and unrelated incident, two females aged 26 and 57, were arrested for the possession of a .38 Special revolver and six rounds of ammunition. This arrest was made after the Manenberg SAPS Crime Prevention Unit followed up information received of an illegal firearm at an address in Sutter Peak Road, Heideveld. The firearm was found hidden in the bedroom and both mother and daughter was arrested. It is alleged that the illegal firearm belongs to the boyfriend who is a member of a gang.

At 16:00 Manenberg SAPS Crime Prevention Unit followed up information leading them to an address in Longkloof Circle, Heideveld and arrested a 34-year-old male for 30 mandrax tables and seven half mandrax tablets valued at over R1000-00.

All the suspects are due to appear in the Athlone Magistrate court on their respective charges.

On Friday, 05 August 2022 at about 23:45 a member attached to the N7 Rural Flying Squad was on duty and busy with patrols on the Dwarskersbos Road in the direction of Elands Bay, when they saw a suspicious red Ford Bantam on its way to Dwarskersbos. The member pulled the vehicle over and searched it. A Norinco pistol and six rounds were found under the driver seat. The 43-year-old suspect could not provide a valid licence for the firearm and was arrested for failure by person carrying firearm to produce the licence or permit or authorisation, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Source: South African Police Service

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