06 April 2021
Pretoria – Police operations during the Easter weekend led to several arrests and confiscation of drugs, unlicensed firearms and ammunition, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.
“On Friday members attached to the Delft Crime Prevention Unit in Western Cape 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,” Rwexana said.
In a separate incident, police arrested a 24 year old man 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, also on Friday.
Meanwhile, on Sunday night, 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 the drugs.
“A 58 year old man was arrested last 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,” Rwexana added.
All six suspects are expected to appear in the various magistrates’ courts on Tuesday.
The Easter holidays were characterized with various crimes and police were on high alert to contain crime.