Cops arrest three hijackers

Flying Squad and dog unit officers arrested three suspected hijackers in Bellville.

The men, who are all in their 30s, were apprehended last week following a tip-off about a suspicious vehicle.

The Opel Astra was pulled over in Robert Sobukwe Street at 12.30pm, said Bellville police’s Lieutenant Colonel Fienie Nimb.

When officers searched the car and the men, they found three unlicensed 9mm firearms, two with serial numbers filed off.

Lieutenant Colonel Nimb said one of the guns had also been reported stolen and the car had been in Kraaifontein earlier this year.

* Police arrested four men, aged between 22 and 35, on drug charges at an open-air event in Bottelary Road, Brackenfell, on Saturday, February 3.

Two them were arrested for dealing in drugs and two for being in possession of drugs such as dagga, cannabis oil, CAT, cocaine, ecstasy tablets and capsules, sweets covered in cannabis oil and shroom juice. An amount of R6 025 was also confiscated.

Brackenfell police spokeswoman Captain Erica Crous said the men, who are from Durbanville, Woodstock, Maitland and Lansdowne, appeared in Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on Monday February 5.