Five firearms recovered in police operation


BY KEDIBONE MOLAETSI

The mission to ensure that communities are safe paid dividends after Northern Cape police, Traffic Officers, SANDF and Home Affairs embarked on a raid and road blocks over the weekend. 

Provincial police spokesperson, Capt Sergio Kock said they also searched few houses suspected of drugs. 

“The arrest of a 34 year-old drunk driver was one of our highlights and successes. The police also arrested a man after they found 110 mandrax tablets at the value of R5000 on him. 

Warrenton Detectives held a suspect-raid and managed to arrest 40-year-old male who was wanted for a house robbery he allegedly committed during November 2016,” Kock said. 

He added that police found a stolen firearm and ammunition on him after they conducted a searched. The 9mm was allegedly stolen during a house-breaking and theft that occurred in Warrenton during December 2016. 

Meanwhile police also confiscated two firearms that was recently stolen at two separate house breaking and thefts in Kuruman. 

“Police followed up on information and three men were arrested in this regard. SAPS Public Order Police, K9 and Flying Squad also assisted Richmond Police and managed to confiscate dagga with an approximate street value of R30 000 on the N1 between Richmond and Colesburg. Three men are currently charged for possession of dagga. 

“The teams stopped and searched 7177 vehicles at roadblocks, searched 12 332 persons and issued 786 fines for various contraventions. Almost 100 liquor outlets were visited where 249 litres of concoction was destroyed and almost 100 litres of alcohol was confiscated,” he said. 

Kock further said one stolen vehicle was recovered, 5 firearms, 18 cellphones, 3 I-pads and 1 laptop were also recovered.

“Dagga, Tik, Khat and Mandrax were some of the drugs recovered by the police during these operations,” he said.

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