Police stumbled upon a shocking discovery in the seaside town of Gordon’s Bay while investigating a claim that marijuana was being illegally cultivated in the area. The suspect who was cultivating the marijuana was arrested, and police discovered thousands of rounds of ammunition while investigating further leads.
A mini rocket launcher, as well as a hunting rifle and projectile manufacturing reloader machine, was found at another residence.
South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, said that no arrests have yet been made in connection with the arms cache. “Members from Provincial Intervention Task Team followed up on information about cultivation of dagga plants worth a substantial amount in Gordon’s Bay yesterday. The members searched the house and a 24-year-old suspect was arrested. Once charged, the suspect will appear in court,” she said.
“Further investigation led the members to another address on Beach Road, Gordon’s Bay. No one was at the house when police arrived. The caretaker opened the door and the members found a total of 2 000 9mm projectiles; 21-shot gun rounds; 289 9mm rounds; 286 2000 9mm cartridges and a Hunting rifle; four bags of dagga; and six 9mm magazines. A projectile manufacturing reloading machine was also seized.”
Hawks detectives are conducting further investigations.