Drugs, ammunition and livestock confiscated, five arrested

WESTERN CAPE - The vigilance of members attached to the Flying Squad landed three suspects behind bars for dealing in drugs. During the early hours of this morning the members stopped a suspicious vehicle in Gugulethu and conducted a search which led to the discovery of two 70kg bags of dagga with an approximate street value of R50 000-00. The three male occupants of the vehicle aged 45, 49 and 61 were arrested and are expected to make a court appearance in Athlone once they have been charged.

In an unrelated intelligence driven operation in Elsies River drugs and ammunition were confiscated yesterday. Members of the Cluster Crime Prevention Unit reacted on information and seized 2000 mandrax tablets and 185 different calibre ammunition found in a wendy house in 35th Avenue. Arrests are yet to be made.

Meanwhile two suspects are expected to make their court appearance in Malmesbury this morning for stock theft after they were apprehended by the Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit in possession of a Merino sheep valued at R3000-00 during the weekend.

Source: South African Police Service