Four males will get their day in court after they were arrested and detained in isolated incidents on Friday (2022-06-03) whilst being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and drugs.

Elsies River police members responded to complaints of a shooting incident. Upon approaching Doonside court in Avonwood, they spotted a man running with a firearm in his hand, and the police members gave chase. The 45-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In an unrelated incident, members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team led an intelligence driven operation relating to drugs hidden close to a dog kennel at a residence in Diazville in Saldanha. Upon arrival in Geelbekkie Street, they secured the premises and searched the entire area. A consignment of drugs with an estimated street value of R35 000 and cash was confiscated. Two males, both aged 55, was arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in drugs.

Meanwhile members of Operation Restore pursued information of the storage of drugs at a premises in Heinz Park. Upon arrival at the identified address in Aster Street, they searched the area and confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R10 000. A 19-year-old man has been arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in drugs.

Once charged, the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Goodwood, Vredenburg and Athlone Magistrates courts on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service