Firearm and drugs recovered in unrelated incidents

WESTERN CAPE – A combined effort by members of Maitland Flying Squad and a Kensington SAPS detective proved successful when they reacted on intelligence received of an alleged suspect in a murder investigation. On Friday afternoon 03 December 2021, members saw the suspect driving towards them in the identified vehicle and gave chase. The suspects were seen discarding of an item out of the vehicle. The vehicle was brought to a stop and the two suspects, aged 25 and 36 were apprehended. The members picked up the discarded parcel, where it was dropped and found it containing tik. The estimated street value of the Tik is R350 000.

Suspects will both appear on cases of possession of drugs in Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday 06 December 2021. The second suspect will also appear on a further charge of murder as he was positively linked to a murder case that took place in Kensington in November 2021.

In an unrelated matter members attached to Operation Lockdown II were patrolling Bonga Drive, Site B, Khayelitsha on Friday 03 December 2021, when they noticed a suspicious vehicle speeding away. A chase with the assistance from the community members ensued, where after the vehicle was pulled over and both the occupants and vehicle was searched. The members found a 9mm firearm with serial number removed in the vehicle. The suspects were unable to proof ownership of vehicle. Three suspects aged between 21 and 23 were arrested on charges of possession of prohibited firearm, possession of presumed stolen vehicle, reckless and negligent driving including, malicious damage to property. The vehicle, a Toyota Corolla was seized and handed in as an exhibit. Once charged the suspects are due to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court.

The Western Cape Commercial Crime Investigation Unit subsequent to investigation into allegations of PPE fraud and corruption at the Cederberg Municipality arrested three senior municipal employees and the owner of a private company, the municipality contracted with on 03 December 2021 in the Clanwilliam area. The arrested suspects are aged between 44 and 66.

They appeared in the Clanwilliam Magistrates Court where the accused’s applied for and were granted bail in the amount of R5000, with strict conditions.

The matter was remanded until 01 March 2022 for the tracing of a further suspect and have the matter transferred to the Commercial Crimes Court in Bellville.

Source: South African Police Service