Several SAPS intelligent driven operations have yielded success in Cape Town on Tuesday, June 15.
#sapsWC Operation Lockdown II yields success in the Western Cape and led to the recovery of drugs and stolen vehicles. Various arrests were made and the suspects are due to appear in court soon. #CrimeMustFall NPhttps://t.co/IjhFg4ZQCf pic.twitter.com/6UqynXs9za
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) June 17, 2021
Police officers were led to a suspected house in Ahmed Kathrada Street, Mandela Section in Khayelitsha where they found Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R29 000.
According to a statement from SAPS, a 32-year-old female was arrested and made a court appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, June 17, on a charge of illegal possession of drugs.
Police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk indicated that in an unrelated case on Tuesday, information was followed up relating to a stolen motor vehicle at an address in Lower Cross Roads, Philippi East.
According to Van Wyk, when officers approached and entered the identified address, they found a stolen Toyota Avanza. Two suspects aged 16 and 17 were arrested and detained. The duo also made a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, on a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Meanwhile, in another incident members attached to the National Intervention Unit (NIU) followed up on information and approached a home in Shire Street in Extension six in Mfuleni. Upon entering the premises, members started searching the dwelling and their efforts were rewarded when they confiscated three 9mm firearms and ammunition.
Four suspects were arrested and made their court appearance in the Blue Down Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, June 17, on charges of possession of unlicensed and prohibited firearms and ammunition.