6 Suspects Arrested by Anti-Gang Unit with 3 Firearms & Large Quantity of Drugs
Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Western Cape: Inroads are made in our fight against gangsterism in the Western Cape as proven by members of the Anti-Gang Unit when they arrested six suspects yesterday in Philippi with three unlicensed firearms and drugs valued at R 1 129 950. At around 15:30 the AGU members responded to a tipoff about drugs at a residence in Oasis squatter camp and conducted
a search operation. This operation led to the discovery of two 9mm pistols, a .45 calibre pistol, 70 rounds of ammunition, dagga valued at R 1 million and heroin with a street value of R129 950-00. Six cellular telephones and R11 550-00 cash, believed to be the proceeds of drug trafficking were also confiscated. The six suspects aged between 23 and 35 are due to make a court appearance tomorrow to face charges of the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and dealing in drugs.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lt Gen KE Jula praised his members for the valuable contribution in beating the scourge of gang related crime in our province ahead of the festive season. He also encouraged the community to continue with their assistance by providing us with information about criminality.
Enquiries: Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut – 0833001752 firstname.lastname@example.org