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Cradock men busted with firearms and stolen goods worth R300 000

Apr 4, 2016
Cradock men busted with firearms and stolen goods worth R300 000

The Cluster Commander of the Cradock Cluster, Brigadier Madoda Zamkana on Monday congratulated the Cradock Detectives and Cradock Crime Intelligence, following the arrest of two male suspects in connection with the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as stolen goods valued at around R300 000. 

"Ten fire arms, ammunition, laptops and other household items were recovered in a dwelling in Bedford through intelligence on the evening of 3 April 2016 [Sunday]," described police spokesperson, Captain Stefanie Smith.

"The property were stolen on the farms Modderpoort and Tarka Traning Farm between 24 and 27 March 2016.  The value of the recovered property is estimated at R300 000."

Congratulating the detectives, Brig Zamkana, said; “I congratulate the team and further urge them to continue with their dedication.  May this be a warning to all criminals that the SAPS do not look at the arms of the clock nor at the days on the calander when we do our work.  We will not rest until we bring all perpetrators to justice.  I am confident that more arrests are imminent." 

The two men are still in police custody and are expected to make their first court appearance in the Cradock magistrate court on Wednesday 6 April 2016. They face charges of Housebreaking and Theft and Possession of illegal fire arms and ammunition.