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Three arrested in Mdantsane with firearm, stolen goods and SAPS vest

Jul 24, 2017
Three arrested in Mdantsane with firearm, stolen goods and SAPS vest

In a quest to take drugs off the streets and address violent crimes, Mdantsane Operation Combat members arrested three suspects for possession of mandrax tablets, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of possible stolen goods in Mbekweni near Mdantsane, East London, on Friday night.

"An intelligence driven operation was conducted," said police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"Police pounced on the vehicle, upon its arrival at the premises. They searched the vehicle and confiscated mandrax tablets, unlicensed firearm and ammunition and police bulletproof."

He saidn that the estimated street value of the drugs is R1 260.

"The suspects are due to appear in the Mdantsane Magistrate's Court soon on charges of possession of mandrax, possession of firearm and ammunition and possession of possible stolen goods."