43 suspects expected in PE courts on drug and illegal firearm charges

MAY 15, 2017
43 suspects expected in PE courts on drug and illegal firearm charges

A 26-year-old man from Kwazakele, in Port Elizabeth, is among 43 suspects expected in the New Brighton and Motherwell Magistrate's Courts on Monday on drug and illegal firearm-related charges.

According to Port Elizabeth police, the 26-year-old was arrested for possessing 258 Exstacy tablets in operations in Meke Street, Kwazakele, on Sunday night.

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"The possession of drugs, and drug dependency have a huge influence over other crimes, therefore the Motherwell Operstional Command Centre (OCC) has prioritised the crimes along with illegal possession of firearms," police said.

"During special operations over the past weekend, the OCC made 38 arrests for drug related crimes as well as five arrests for the illegal possession of firearms.

"Most of these suspects will face their charges tomorrow 15 May 2017 before the New Brighton and Motherwell Magistrates Courts."