Gangsterism in Kensington, Cape Town was dealt a serious blow on Wednesday, May 19, after members attached to the police’s Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) confiscated firearms, ammunition and drugs. As reported by SAPS, AGU members conducted an operation that led to the arrest of two suspects, a 37-year-old male and a 25-year-old female that were found with an illegal Uzzi submachine gun.
Two 9mm pistols, a 38 Special revolver, 616 rounds of various calibre ammunition and drugs comprising of 2957 mandrax tablets, 478 gram of crystal meth (Tik) and 2 grams of cocaine were recovered by police.
The circumstances surrounding the arrests and discovery of firearms and drugs are still under investigation, while the suspects are awaiting their first appearance at a Cape Town court on Friday, May 21. Acting provincial commissioner of the Western Cape police, Major General Thembisile Patekile has praised the arresting officers for moving a step forward in creating a safer environment for the inhabitants of this province.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, May 18, officers of the Anti-Corruption Unit arrested their own colleagues when four police officials, were arrested for corruption, theft and robbery. The officers were stationed at Harare police station, IOL reports.