Two suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition as well as possession of drugs in Worcester

WESTERN CAPE On 17 April 2019 at 23:00, the members of the Worcester SAPS Crime Prevention Unit were busy to execute a search warrant at a premises in Sampson Street, Riverview, Worcester after information was received of an alleged firearm that was hidden on the premises.

Upon arrival at the scene, SAPS members saw two men running towards a caravan where they both tried to conceal something thereunder. Members stopped them both simultaneously and took out the items that they tried to co conceal. Suspect one was found in his attempt to cover a black .38 Special Taurus revolver, five .38 Special rounds, eight 7.65 rounds, two 9mm rounds and one 7.62 round.

The second suspect tried to conceal a plastic bag at the side of the same caravan in the backyard. The member put his hand in the hole and found the plastic bag with the following inside: 73 whole mandrax tablets, 105 tik straws and 307 small bags with tik and a plastic bag filled with loose tik. The total weight of the tik is 284 grams.

The items were seized and the two suspects, who are both gang members were arrested.

Source: South African Police Service