Dagga, ammo busts for Mitchell’s Plain cops

Drugs with a street value of around R5 000 were found in the Town Centre on Friday.

A 30-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of a Norinco 9mm pistol in Megan Street in Tafelsig, on Saturday November 12.

Mitchell’s Plain police responded to a shooting and when the man showed them where he had dropped the pistol, he tried to run away. They then confiscated the illegal firearm nearby.

He will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to the possession of a prohibited firearm, the serial number of which had been removed, and attempted murder.

In an unrelated incident on the same day, a woman, aged 58, was arrested for being in possession of eight rounds of ammunition in Othello Street in Eastridge.

After members of the Crime Prevention Unit received an anonymous tip-off about ammunition that were being stored at a house, they found the ammunition hidden inside a wall of the house.

The woman will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on a charge relating to the illegal possession of ammunition.

A 34-year-old woman, was arrested for being in possession of 33 small packets and five large plastic packets of dagga in the Town Centre on Friday November 11 during a crime prevention operation.

According to police it was being sold at the stall of an informal trader.

The police and the Cape Town Dog Unit found the drugs hidden inside the stall. The dagga has an estimated street value of R5 000. The suspect will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on a charge relating to possession of drugs.