CAPE TOWN – Members of the Maitland Flying Squad deployed in Philippi policing precinct conducted stop and search operations and arrested a 60-year-old male when he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition. He could not produce a firearm license.
He is expected to appear in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 05 December 2022.
In an unrelated matter, members of Operation Restore were busy with crime prevention operations in Samora Machel in the early hours of Saturday morning when they were stopped by a member of the community who informed them about a shooting incident that occurred and that the suspect is known. The members proceeded to the crime scene in Sole Plaaitjes Road and the suspect was pointed out by the witness.
A 62-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of murder and his firearm confiscated. He is due to make a court appearance in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court once he has been charged.
Furthermore members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team in collaboration with Crime Intelligence searched a premises in Pula Road, Nyanga and arrested a 50-year-old male when a 38 special revolver was found in the bedroom. The suspect faces charges of the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Once charged the suspect will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on the mentioned charges.
Source: South African Police Service