Anti-Gang Unit revs into gear, as Ramaphosa hands over 50 BMWs

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Cape anti-gang unit arrests four suspects and seizes drugs and firearm in raid

The police anti-gang unit in the Western Cape says it is continuing to make inroads in its war against illegal firearms and drugs.


On Friday, members of the unit seized a firearm and large quantities of drugs, culminating in the arrest of four suspects, during raids on two residences in the Cape Town suburb of Plumstead, it said.


“In a targeted raid, AGU members with much-needed intelligence pounced on two residences in Plumstead. In one dwelling in Normandly Village, police members arrested three suspects aged 33, 35 and 36 for possession of a prohibited firearm, ammunition and dealing in drugs,” police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said.


The confiscated items included 370 Ecstacy tablets, 34 live rounds of 9mm firearm


ammunition, three 9mm firearm magazines and a Vector Z88 firearm. A large quantity of different sizes of plastic bags and a business transaction book were also seized.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-04-20-cape-anti-gang-unit-arrests-four-suspects-and-seizes-drugs-and-firearm-in-raid/
 

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The police anti-gang unit in the Western Cape says it is continuing to make inroads in its war against illegal firearms and drugs.
Do they actually believe that or do they just say it for the benefit of the gullible? They really think this little haul is going to make even a miniscule dent in the illegal drug trade? It's laughable.
 

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Do they actually believe that or do they just say it for the benefit of the gullible? They really think this little haul is going to make even a miniscule dent in the illegal drug trade? It's laughable.
Little haul? Obviously you haven't seen previous confiscations, or seen the work and territories that AGU goes through. To say it's laughable is a bit of an insult to them.
 

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Prison warden arrested after allegedly taking money and drugs in sting operation

A Western Cape prison warden has been arrested after allegedly taking money and drugs from a police agent in a sting operation following suspicions that he was involved in corrupt activities.
"On Saturday at approximately 13:05 an intelligence undercover operation was conducted by members attached to the Anti-Gang Unit (Visible and Detective Component). Information was received with regard to a possible corrupt official attached to Worcester Correctional Service," police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk said on Sunday.

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/prison-warden-arrested-after-allegedly-taking-money-and-drugs-in-sting-operation-20190526
 

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12 gang related murders on the Cape Flats this week.

Perhaps we need more BMW's.
 

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I'm just disappointed that those very nice cars are going to be treated like cheap rentals, if not worse.
 

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PIC: Six Anti-Gang Unit members shot in Nyanga
JOHANNESBURG - Police in the Western Cape on Wednesday came under attack in Nyanga where they were trying to arrest a murder suspect. "Six members of the Anti Gang Unit were shot and injured as they were tracing suspects in Samora Machel, Nyanga in the early hours of this morning," police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

They were on a tracing operation in Sweet Home Farm informal settlement and had just apprehended one suspect allegedly linked to recent murders in Samora Machel.
"As the members were searching for another suspect also sought for serious crime in the area, shots came from one of the shacks," said Potelwa.
https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/pic-six-anti-gang-unit-members-shot-in-nyanga-26018355
 

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Not a smart move from the gangsters. Speedy recovery to the officers.
 

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CAPE TOWN – The hunt continued for another suspect on Thursday morning in connection with the anti-gang unit shooting in Cape Town. Six officers were shot and wounded while on a mission in the Samora Machel area on Wednesday morning. Police said officers apprehended one of the suspects, a 26-year-old man, in Paarl on Wednesday afternoon.

At least 200 officers have since been deployed to Samora Machel to track down the remaining suspect. Authorities, however, pointed out the terrain made it difficult to police communities like the Sweet Home Farm informal settlement, where the attack played out.
https://ewn.co.za/2019/06/13/200-officers-specialised-units-deployed-after-attack-on-ct-anti-gang-unit
 

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Assault rifles seized as anti-gang unit swoops after six officers are shot

The anti-gang unit seized an arsenal of firearms and ammunition and made two arrests after a day of chaos on the Cape Flats. Hours after six unit members were shot during an operation in Samora Machel, Philippi, two assault rifles, 9mm pistols and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized in two raids in nearby Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said two men, aged 35 and 64, were arrested in the raids and would appear in court charged with possession of prohibited firearms - the R5 rifles - and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. Mounting gang violence in the area prompted the police to implement a 72-hour total shutdown of Samora Machel township, where police minister Bheki Cele said he had told officers to “make life difficult”.
https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-06-13-assault-rifles-seized-as-anti-gang-unit-swoops-after-six-officers-are-shot/
 

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Little haul? Obviously you haven't seen previous confiscations, or seen the work and territories that AGU goes through. To say it's laughable is a bit of an insult to them.
Yes, although I was exaggerating. Tiny haul is more accurate. So it is for the benefit of gullible members of the public? Or do police actually believe their own bullsh*t? Naturally I was being kind by calling it laughable.
 
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