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Cellphones, cameras, drugs and ammo among items seized at King Williams Town home

Nov 6, 2017
Cellphones, cameras, drugs and ammo among items seized at King Williams Town home

A crime intelligence driven operation that involved the Flying Squad, K9 Unit and King William’s Town police members yielded good results when a 38-year-old male from Sweetwater, King William’s Town, was arrested with cellphones, TVs, watches, cameras, drugs, ammunition and other items worth over R100 000.

"Police embarked on an operation as part of Back to Basics approach on focusing at addressing the root causes of crime," described police spokesperson, Capt Siphokazi Mawisa.

"They had a search warrant and went to a house at Sweetwaters and recovered ninety (90) different types of cellphones, two (2) plasma television, thirty (30) wrist watches, three(3) laptops, one (1) canon printer, six (6) cameras, two (2) portable hard drive, two (2) playstation, twelve (12) hairklipper and fifty one (51) USBs.

"Upon searching police also found five mandrax tablets and ten bompies of dagga hidden in a bag together with twenty (20) R5 ammunition and sixty four (64) 9mm live ammunition. The estimated value is more than R100 00.00."

She said that the man has been charged for possession of possible stolen property, possession of drugs and possession of ammunition.

The suspect is due to appear at King William’s Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The King William’s Town Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga thanked the community for sharing valuable information that led to the arrest.

He encouraged them to keep on reporting any criminal activities that occurred in their areas.

"Members were commended for the job well done in ensuring that as we approach the festive season our citizens will be safe and secure," he added.