Seventeen year old gang member arrested in possession of drugs in Bishop Lavis WESTERN CAPE - The continuous assistance of community members who are tired of gang members controlling the suburb of Bonteheuwel, led to the arrest of a 17-year-old known gang member in the early hours of Friday
22 January 2021 .
Bishop Lavis SAPS members received information from a reliable source, of drug activities at a premises in Jakkalsvlei Avenue in Bonteheuwel.
Upon arrival at the address, the members approached an abandoned wendy house, where they noticed one male person.
When the male person saw the members, he fled with members in pursuit.
The suspect was brought under control and the members found 41 sachets filled with methamphetamine, 31 mandrax tablets and 14 bankies dagga in his possession.
He was arrested and detained.
The juvenile is currently been transported to Goodwood Court where he will undergo a formal assessment before he is brought before the Magistrate Court in Bishop Lavis on charges of illegal possession of drugs.
The accused is a member
of a local gang that is terrorising community members in the area.
In an unrelated matter observant community members informed Bishop Lavis SAPS members, that a consignment of drugs are being delivered at 1 Margaret Street in Bishop Lavis yesterday Thursday, 21 January 2021 where they arrested a 47-year-old man for possession of drugs.
The members responded to the information and approached the known drug outlet in the precinct.
Upon entering the address they proceeded to a wendy house and searched the premises.
One packet of cigarettes containing 34 sachets of Methamphetamine was confiscated.
The suspect will make a court appearance in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate Court on Friday 22 January 2021 on the mentioned charges.