Acting on a tip-off last Thursday, police seized guns, drugs and ammunition and arrested two men on related charges.
When officers with Mitchell’s Plain police’s crime prevention unit arrived at the house in Twickenham Street, Beacon Valley, where they had been told drugs and guns were being kept, they saw two men trying to jump the fence.
Police nabbed them and searched the premises, and found a bag containing guns and ammunition, including one .38 revolver with serial number F125576, one silver 7.62mm Tokarev pistol, one 9mm pistol, ammunition comprising 88, 9mm live rounds; six 7.62mm live rounds; 31 .38 special live rounds, eight .45 special live rounds; four 7.65mm rounds, three 9mm magazines and one round of SSG ammunition.
The .38 special firearm was found to have been stolen in Belhar.
They also found one gram of tik, three full mandrax tablets, 10 half mandrax tablets, 96 units of heroin, two ecstasy tablets, six parcels of dagga, 27 bank packets of dagga and 43 dagga cigarettes.
The two men arrested, aged 34 and 47, and who police believe to be gang members, face charges relating to the possession of firearms, possession of ammunition and possession of drugs.
They were scheduled to appear in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s court on Monday August 6. Mitchells Plain SAPS’ acting station commander Brigadier Mmagauta Letsoalo thanked those involved in the arrests and reminded the community to ensure their firearms were licensed and handled responsibly.
“We need our communities to support us and to take a stand against crime by reporting these illegal activities,” said Brigadier Letsoalo.
To report crime, you can send an SMS to 35395 or call 0860 10111. All information will be treated confidentially.