SAPS’s fight against drugs, illegal possession and ownership of unlicensed firearms was given a boost yesterday when two suspects, a 29 year old male and 31 year old female were arrested by Kwanobuhle Detectives.
The two suspects were charged with possession of fire-arms without a licence and possession of mandrax at a house in Qilo Street, Kwanobuhle yesterday 21 January 2015 at about 13: 00.
This happened after a search warrant was obtained from the Uitenhage Magistrates Court to search a house in Qilo Street Kwanobuhle.
Upon searching of the house, members seized two 9mm Star fire-arms with seven rounds of ammunition and 45 mandrax tablets to the street value of R3000. The fire-arm’s serial numbers were filed-off and will be sent to ballistics for testing to determine if they were used in committing of other crimes.
Suspects will appear in the Kwanobuhle Court on charges of possession of fire-arm without a licence and possession of mandrax today 22 January 2015
In an unrelated case Kamesh Crime Prevention members arrested a 23 years old male suspect on a charge of dealing in mandrax to the street value of R5000. Members obtained a search warrant and seized 106 mandrax in a house in Kingfischer Street, Rosedale, Uitenhage yesterday, 21 January 2015 at about 14:00.
Five suspects between 23 years old and 40 years old were nabbed in the Special Operation yesterday (21 January 2015) on drug related charges.
Five suspects will appear on charges of dealing in mandrax and possession of tik and dagga in the Uitenhage Magistrates’ Court today 22 January 2015.
No serious crimes were reported during the Special Operation. The investigations continue.
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Source : South African Police Service