Through disruptive operations that have been executed during this week 12 houses have been searched for drugs and 105 arrests executed relating to drugs, 92 460 milliliters of alcohol, mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R650-00, tik with an estimated street value of R2700-00 and dagga to the estimated street value of R925-00 have been confiscated.
As a result of tracing operations held this week 26 wanted suspects have been arrested.
A total of 311 suspects have been arrested for charges relating to murder, attempted murder, assault common, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), drunk and driving, possession of dangerous weapon, malicious damage to property, house breaking and theft, possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of prohibited firearm, dealing in liquor without a licence, intimidation, theft out of motor vehicle, abduction, attempted rape, distribution of child pornography, crimen injuria, domestic violence, rape with 119 suspects were kept overnight and were released on fines as they committed crimes like being drunk in public or riotous behaviour .
On Tuesday, 13 January 2015 search warrant was executed at Firebag Street in Wesbank and 34 “AAA” 12 bore rounds of ammunition were found and at corner of Richwood Street and Baxley Street in Wesbank a home-made firearm with 1 x “AAA” 12 bore round was confiscated. Two males were arrested in connection with these incidents. One is charged with possession of prohibited firearm and the other one is charged with possession of illegal ammunition.
On Friday (2015-01-16) through information received from the community an R5 riffle was confiscated in Kalkfontein, Kuilsrivier. An 18 years old male was charged with possession of unlicensed firearm.
Kuilsrivier Cluster Commander, Brigadier Vincent Beaton commended the SA Police Service members, Metro Police, Law Enforcement officers, Traffic Police, neighborhood watch structures and reservists for their dedication and commitment in ensuring the perpetrators of crime are brought to justice. He further encouraged the community to keep on assisting the police in ridding their neighborhoods of criminal elements.
Source : South African Police Service