Suspects apprehended in Muizenberg for drugs and an unlicensed firearm

WESTERN CAPE� To ensure that suspects are brought to book, members attached to Muizenberg Crime Prevention Unit pursued information of possible drug dealing activities in Harmony Road, Vrygrond, Muizenberg late last night. The area was approached and the suspect was spotted and searched. The 28-year-old man was found in possession of 59 dagga sticks and 38 mandrax tablets. He was arrested and will be charged with dealing in drugs.

A short while later at around 23:00 members of the same unit reacted on a tipoff that a firearm is stored at a Village Heights residence. The house was searched which led to the discovery of an unlicensed 7.65 pistol with eight rounds of ammunition. Three male suspects aged 18, 18 and 19 and two female suspects aged 21 and 22 were arrested. Once charged, they will make a court appearance in Muizenberg to face a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Communities play a vital role in clamping down on crime in their areas and we would like to express our appreciation towards those who provide us with information regarding criminal activities.

Source: South African Police Service