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Stolen firearm, ammunition, medication, counterfeit cellphones seized from shop

May 11, 2018
Stolen firearm, ammunition, medication, counterfeit cellphones seized from shop

Algoa Park police station, with the cooperation of various other stakeholders, conducted a crime prevention operation as part of the police integrated approach that is in line with the vision and mission of Operation Fiela II.

"The operation focused specifically on the compliance of foreign-owned shops in the Missionvale area," said police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"Four shops were visited and inspected by different units.

"Police activity led to one suspect, aged 27, being arrested on charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition."

Upon further investigation, it was confirmed that the firearm that was recovered was stolen during a robbery in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, in 2005. 

She said that police further confiscated sim cards that were not registered with RICA, various pain tablets, counterfeit cellphones and cellphone batteries.

An inquiry was opened and will be investigated. 

Meanwhile, the suspect will appear in New Brighton Court on Monday.

“The objective of Operation Fiela II is to maintain law, order, peace and security as well as reclaim the space occupied by criminals.  These operations will continue until we have achieved our objective,” said Acting Mount Road Cluster Commander, Brigadier Andrew Louw.