More Operation Lockdown arrests in Port Elizabeth this week

AUGUST 25, 2016

Operation Lockdown, which was launched early this year to address crime and gangsterism in Port Elizabeth, continues to yield positive results with more arrests and the confiscation of stolen goods, firearms and drugs this week.

According to Port Elizabeth police, officers followed up on information received and searched a house in Walmer location.

"Four suspects, aged between 23 and 29 years, were arrested and computer equipment and cell phones were confiscated," the police said.

"Members also seized a revolver, which was found in the house."

The suspects were detained on a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.

"Two suspects were also arrested in separate incidents on charges of possession of drugs," police said.

"The searches were conducted at houses in Jacksonville and Korsten. The suspects, aged 50 and 30 years old, respectively, are expected to appear in court soon.

Twenty seven rolls of dagga was also found abandoned in Pienaar street Gelvandale.

Elsewhere, in an unrelated case, three suspects are expected in court soon after they were arrested on Monday for armed robbery by members of the Queenstown and Cathcart SAPS.

About 64 cellphones and tablets valued R150 000 and cash to the value of R4 580 was recovered as well as one firearm.