Man arrested for two guns

Police confiscated this pistol at the weekend.

A 32-year-old man, was due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Monday February 26 after police confiscated two pistols, a Norinco 9mm and a CZ 9mm and 18 live rounds of ammunition. He was arrested during a routine police crime prevention patrol in Zebra Crescent, in Eastridge, on Saturday February 24, at about 10am.

A Tafelsig man was due in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court in connection with dealing in drugs. The man, 38, was arrested on Wednesday February 21 at about 2pm, when police executed search warrants at a house in Huisrivier Street.

During the search, they found four bankies containing 122 packets of tik in the house.

On the same day, Mitchell’s Plain police confiscated 26 9mm live rounds of ammunition from a man, 27, in Tafelsig, on Wednesday February 21 at about 6pm. He was one of two men the police stopped and searched during patrols in Kamiesberg Street.

The men walked faster, when they realised the police van was following them, and the police officers stopped them and asked to search them.

Four men, two aged 38, 25 and 18, were due to appear in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court after the police confiscated 53 whole mandrax tablets, and half mandrax tables. They were arrested in Assegaaibos Street, in Tafelsig, on Tuesday February 20, after police followed up on a tip-off.

Mitchell’s Plain police station commander, Brigadier Cass Goolam, said they and crime-fighting community members are committed to reducing crime.

“Residents are urged to join the community structures, in their respective communities,” he said.

Anyone with information about crime, can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their local police station on 021 370 1600 or 021 370 1706 (Mitchell’s Plain), 021 377 5042 (Lentegeur) or 021 370 1500 (Strandfontein).

“All information will be treated as highly confidential,” Brigadier Goolam said.