Western Cape Police arrested six suspects at Phillipi on Tuesday for possession of three unlicensed firearms and drugs valued at R 1 129 950 and the suspects aged between 23 and 35 are expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
“At around 15:30 the AGU members responded to a tipoff about drugs at a residence in Oasis squatter camp and conducted a search operation.
“This operation led to the discovery of two 9mm pistols, a .45 calibre pistol, 70 rounds of ammunition, dagga valued at R 1 million and heroin with a street value of R129 950,” said cops spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.
Trent further said six cellphones and R 11 550 were confiscated which is believed to be money that was made from the drug operation.
The six suspects face charges of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and for dealing with drugs as well.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lt Gen KE Jula praised his members for the valuable contribution in beating the scourge of gang related crime in the province ahead of the festive season.
He also encouraged the community to continue with their assistance by providing us with information about criminality.