Suspects due in court on a variety of charges following integrated operations in the Western Cape Integrated SAPS operations conducted throughout the weekend proved successful with scores of suspects making their way to court on Monday for serious and violent crimes.
Last night members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team were
quick to react to a fatal shooting incident in Batavia Road Belhar, and arrested two suspects and confiscated three unlicensed firearms.
The team was alerted by the crew of the police chopper that the suspects fled the scene of crime where a 24-year-old man was fatally wounded and another one aged 29 wound.
Within minutes, the team was deployed in the area and arrested the two suspects aged 22 and 25, and seized three pistols and ammunition.
The murder and attempted murder are suspected to be gang related as the victims and the suspects are linked to rival gangs in the area.
The suspects are facing charges of murder, attempted murder and the possession of unlicensed firearms.
Also in Belhar a search of a
residence in Horn Street yesterday led to the arrest of a female drug dealer and the seizure of 2000 mandrax tablets.
It is suspected that the drugs belong to a known gang member in the area.
While the circumstances surrounding the drug discovery are under investigation, the suspect is scheduled to make her court appearance on a charge of dealing in drugs tomorrow in Blue Downs.
During the early hours of yesterday morning members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team deployed in Khayelitsha to combat serious and violent crimes conducted an operation at a liquor tavern in Green Point Khayelitsha.
Patrons were searched which led to the discovery of an unlicensed 9mm pistol in the possession of a 26-year-old man.
He was disarmed and arrested and will make his court appearance in Khayelitsha tomorrow.
Earlier in the week members of the Anti-Gang Unit searched a residence in Spandau Street in Kleinvlei when they came across an unlicensed pistol and a drugs.
The suspect, a 28 year old man was arrested and is now facing charges relating to the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition and for the possession of the drugs.
He has made his court appearance in Blue Downs already.
Western Cape detectives were equally as active as their uniformed counterparts and managed to arrest a total of 534 suspects during last week's Operation Vutha Hawe who were sought on various serious offences such as murder, attempted murder, business robbery, house robbery, assault to name but a few.
Two of these suspects were on our list of top ten most wanted suspects and were sought for murder.