CAPE TOWN – As part of crime prevention operations targeting weekends, several seizures were made with a number of arrests effected over the weekend. Crime prevention unit members from Cloetesville in the Cape Winelands on patrol spotted two men in Primrose Street on Friday evening and stopped them. The pair fled upon seeing the police. They were pursued and searched. In their possession police found two 9mm firearms with serial numbers filed off, a home-made firearm and ammunition.
The suspects aged 26 and 28 were subsequently arrested on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. They will appear in court on Monday.
Meanwhile members of the Boland K9 Unit assisted Darling police in following vital information on Saturday and in Grey Street they seized the following:
* a 9mm Vector Parabellum believed to stolen in Cambridge in the Eastern Cape in 2019
* 9mm rounds of ammunition
* Significant quantities of dagga and crystal meth (tik)
A 25-year-old suspect with links to gangs was henceforth arrested for illegal possession of a firearm, ammunition and drug possession.
Elsies River crime prevention unit followed information about drug dealing on Friday in Leonsdale where they arrested a 53-year-old suspect with 154 parcels of dagga weighing 23,5 kg.
In Gugulethu, the Provincial Integrated Team with crime intelligence officials descended on a house in KTC where they seized a stolen vehicle and arrested a 59-year-old suspect. The vehicle was stolen in Lansdowne and some of its parts were already stripped.
Two firearms were seized in Kraaifontein and Parow and two suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms in similar operations between Friday and Saturday.
All arrested suspects are expected to appear in various courts on Monday for crimes specified.
The efforts of the members are applauded as they, without fail, venture out to create safety in communities.