Police clamp down on drugs, firearms and stolen property

Some of the firearms that were seized

Police in the Uthukela Cluster have been clamping down on drugs, firearms and stolen property.

24 people were arrested over the weekend and have appeared in various courts across the Cluster.

Ntabamhlophe police officers arrested a 39-year-old woman in the Shayamoya area after she was found in possession of an unlicensed pistol and ammunition. A 46-year-old woman was then arrested in the same area with a pistol and ammunition. A 32-year-old man was arrested in the Ntabamhlophe area with a third pistol and ammunition.

Police also arrested two suspects aged 21 and 40, who were found in possession of a few grams of dagga each.

Amangwe police arrested five suspects aged between 20 and 44 after they were found in possession of dagga.

Colenso police added to the total by arresting a 29-year-old woman for a small amount of dagga in the Nkanyezi area. This was followed by the arrest of a 59-year-old woman for possession of stolen property.

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She was found in possession of nine rolls of stolen fencing.

In addition, Bergville police arrested three suspects – aged 26, 31 and 39 – for possession of dagga. The dagga seized between the three weighed in at a total of just over 5kg. The estimated street value is around R7500.

Estcourt police arrested two suspects aged 23 after they were found in possession of stolen property. The property consisted of four wheels.

A third suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed pistol and ammunition, while three others were arrested for possession of dagga and what appears to be rock cocaine.

The drugs will be sent away for testing to determine their true nature.

Added to this, Ekuvukeni police arrested two suspects aged 20 and 36 for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, while Ezakheni police arrested a person for possession of dagga.

A total of around 7kg of dagga was seized over the weekend, as well as six unlicensed firearms and several rounds of ammunition.

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