Three arrested for possession of illegal gambling machines

Mitchell’s Plain police last week arrested three Tafelsig residents found in possession of illegal gambling machines

All the arrests were made on Wednesday May 12 when SAPS and the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board conducted operations in the area.

The first arrest was made at 10.12am, at a house in Lockheed Street, where police arrested a man, 63. The second was made at 12:24pm, at a house in Botrivier Street, Tafelsig, where police arrested a man, 39, and in the third incident, a woman, 54, was arrested at a house in Moira Street.

All the suspects face charges relating to the illegal possession of a gambling machine.

On the same day, Mitchell’s Plain police also arrested a man for the possession of drugs and ammunition, in Mayfair Street, Portland. When they stopped and searched the man, 22, they found 50 straws of heroin, 20 full mandrax pills, three bankies of tik and six live rounds in his possession. Police arrested him on charges of possession of drugs and ammunition.

The following day, Thursday May 13 at 9:55pm, members of the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention Unit received information about a man selling drugs in a house in Mayfair Street, Portland.

A man ran out of the house but police caught him in the backyard of the property. When police searched the man, they found a plastic bag on him, containing 24 mandrax tablets, 105 straws of heroin, seven live rounds, 50 grams of tik and cash money R15 270. Police arrested the man, 37, who faces charges of dealing drugs and possession of ammunition.

Earlier that week, on Tuesday May 11, Mitchell’s Plain police had arrested a man for the illegal possession of more than 78 litres of alcohol.

Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ designated liquor officers executed a search warrant at a house in Santa Barbara Street, Tafelsig just after 11am and while searching the premises, they found at total of 78 290ml of wine and beer. Police arrested a man, 62, who faces a charge of dealing in liquor without a license.

To report crime, call the SAPS Crime Stop toll-free line on 08600 10111