GEORGE NEWS - A 38-year old man, Ambrose Marks, was arrested in Pacaltsdorp on Saturday evening, 13 February, on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and illegal possession of dagga.
The arrest was made by the Eden Cluster crime combatting team in conjunction with the Pacaltsdorp crime prevention unit, public order police (Pops), the K-9 Outeniqua dog unit and other detectives.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Malcolm Pojie, the team reacted on a tip-off about a suspicious-looking vehicle parked in front of a known drug hotspot in Jacaranda Street.
"They strategically approached the blue Audi S3 that was standing in front of the known drug outlet. They found the suspect in the vehicle and upon searching the vehicle, they found an unlicensed MW revolver and six live rounds in his possession.
"Further investigation and searching of the vehicle resulted in the find and confiscation of a bag containing 55 grams of dagga," said Pojie.
Marks appeared in the George Magistrate's Court on Monday 15 February where he was released on R1 000 bail. He will make his next court appearance on 12 April.
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