The Swartland Municipality’s K9-unit (also known as the Dog Unit) once again successfully assisted the SAPS in the execution of search warrants in the Wesbank area in Malmesbury on 23 February 2022. During the execution of the warrants one person was arrested.
The Swartland K9-unit has an excellent track record since its inception in October 2020.
The unit is crucial in the war against drugs and has played a critical role in several drug busts while working with the Provincial Traffic Department and SAPS during routine traffic stops on the N7 and R27
During the execution of one of the warrants on Wednesday evening, as part of a crime prevention operation, drugs (including 12 full Mandrax tablets, 16 half Mandrax Tablets, 3 bankies crushed mandrax and 10 bankies tik) a revolver and ammunition was found in the kitchen ceiling of a premises.
The drugs, ammunition and firearm was confiscated and the suspect was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as the possession of illegal narcotics. He will be charged and is scheduled to appear in front of the Malmesbury Magistrate Court.
Swartland Executive Mayor, Alderman Harold Cleophas, said: “Safety and security is a growing concern especially in the rural areas, with gangsterism continuing to affect our daily lives. We are proud of the work our K9 unit is doing to deter and prevent crime and we will continue to work with all our law enforcement partners in an effort to create safer communities everywhere.”