Police seize guns and drugs

Police arrested four men for the possession of drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition, last Thursday, August 8.

The first arrest was in Drakensberg Street, Tafelsig, at 6.20pm when police arrested a 29-year-old man after finding an imitation firearm at the premises.

The man was charged with possession of an imitation firearm and is expected to appear in court soon.

Just over an hour later, at 7.45pm, Mitchell’s Plain police seized 42 rounds of ammunition and a big parcel of dagga when they acted on a tip-off about an illegal firearm and drugs being stored at a house in Loftus Crescent, Beacon Valley. Police arrested a man, 63, who is not suspected of being a gang member. He appeared in court on Monday August 12.

Police made another firearm and ammunition-related arrest at 8.30pm when they searched a house in Du Toitskloof Street, Tafelsig and found a firearm under a bed as w,ell as a black Glock with its serial number filed off and 13 9mm rounds in the magazine. Police arrested a 25-year-old man, who is believed to be a gang member. He appeared in court on Monday August 12.

Later that night, at 10.30pm, Mitchell’s Plain police found 105 full mandrax tablets, nine half mandrax tablets, four plastic packets of tik and one parcel of dagga at a house in Rockies Street, Tafelsig.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man, who faces a charge of dealing in drugs. The previous day, Wednesday August 7, police arrested a 32-year-old man, when they searched him and found
74 bundles of khat wrapped in newspaper, at 3pm in Allegro Lane, Town Centre.