On Friday October 21, in unrelated incidents, police arrested two men for possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition and one for drug possession.
Mitchell’s Plain spokesman Sergeant Jerome Voegt said officers had been patrolling in Beaufort Street, Rocklands when they noticed a Toyota Quantum with five people in it, parked on the side of the street. When officers approached one of the men who got out of the mini van, they noticed, as he walked across the street, a firearm dropping from the side of his pants.
The man will appear on in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to possession of a prohibited firearm – the serial number of which had been removed – and ammunition.
In an unrelated incident on the same day, members of the Mitchell’s Plain Crime Prevention unit arrested a 34-year-old man for the illegal possession of ammunition in Kardouw Street, Tafelsig.
While on patrol, they saw a man coming out of a well-known drug house and stopped him.
When they searched the man, they noticed him dropping a small clear plastic packet containing six live rounds of R5 ammunition.
He will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to possession of a prohibited firearm (the serial number had been removed) and ammunition.
Also on the same day, a 65-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs at a house in Siberian Street, Rocklands. On the premises they found 18 mandrax tablets and 20 small packages of dagga hidden inside a fridge. He too will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on drug possession charges.