Man arrested with 3 illegal firearms, R290K worth of dagga, Port St Johns

Police are resolute in their efforts to fight illicit drugs and illegal firearms in Port St Johns and the surrounding areas. An operation on the morning of 20 March 2022 resulted in the arrest of a suspect after he was found in possession of three unlicensed firearms and 29.5 kilograms of dagga outside Port St Johns.

It is alleged that on Sunday morning, 20 March 2022 at about 04:00, members from Public Order Policing in possession of a search warrant raided a house in Nocuze Location, Port St Johns.

Two rifles, a homemade shotgun and dagga with an estimated street value of R290 450.00 were seized.

A 58-year-old man was arrested and is due to appear in the Port St John’s magistrate’s court on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms (3 counts) and dealing in dagga (alternatively possession of dagga).

Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene lauded members for their excellent work. “Criminals in areas such as Lusikisiki and Port St Johns must not have time nor any space to breathe. Residents must continue to report drug posts and people with unlicensed firearms, added Lt Gen Mene.

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