Police seize illegal firearm, drugs

Athlone police arrested a 24-year-old man for thepossession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man in Vygieskraal, Athlone, on Sunday October 25, for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition

According to Athlone police station’s spokeswoman, Sergeant Zita Norman, officers acting on a tip-off searched a shack and found the gun and ammunition.

  • Athlone police also arrested a 32-year-old man on the same day while patrolling in Vygieskraal.

At 1.30am, officers saw a known drug dealer who started to run when he saw them.

Police say they caught the man with a bag of tik and R970 cash.

The man was arrested on the charge of dealing in drugs.

  • Athlone police also arrested a 32-year-old man on the same day while patrolling in Vygieskraal.

They searched a house in Third Avenue where they found mandrax, dagga and an undisclosed amount of money.

Police arrested the man for dealing in drugs.