Alex Mitchley
1 minute read
11 Apr 2014
5:24 pm

Police arrest WCape ‘gang kingpin’

Alex Mitchley

An alleged gang kingpin was arrested on Friday morning in Worcester, Western Cape during a police operation aimed at addressing gang violence in the province.

Police in action during a police operation in Worcester, Western Cape aimed at addressing gang violence in the province. Picture supplied by Captain Andre Van Lill.

Captain FC Van Wyk said police were following an investigation into gang activities and a murder that was committed in Worcester prison in August 2013.

“The alleged kingpin, a 32 year old man, was arrested at his residence in Tortelduif Street, Avon Park on charges of Murder, Robbery and also under the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA),” said Van Wyk.

“Computers, hard drives, bank cards, a black VW Golf ,documents, tik lollies and an undisclosed amount of cash was seized. A 30 year old woman who was with him at the time was also arrested,” he added.

 

Police in action during a police operation in Worcester, Western Cape aimed at addressing gang violence in the province.  Picture supplied by Captain Andre Van Lill.

Police in action during a police operation in Worcester, Western Cape aimed at addressing gang violence in the province. Picture supplied by Captain Andre Van Lill.

Police also used the operation to try and snag two brothers who are wanted in connection with serious and violent crimes. But were not at home at the time.

Van Wyk said the alleged gangster kingpin as well as the female who was arrested appeared in court on Friday along with 16 other murder suspects who are allegedly JCY gang members. The other suspects were already in custody.

The case was remanded until 17 April 2014 for bail information.

Police in action during a police operation in Worcester, Western Cape aimed at addressing gang violence in the province.  Picture supplied by Captain Andre Van Lill.

Police in action during a police operation in Worcester, Western Cape aimed at addressing gang violence in the province. Picture supplied by Captain Andre Van Lill.