The Wonder Kids gang from Kensington are not having a wonderful time after cops cracked down on their stronghold, busting five alleged skollies, and confiscating nearly 600 rounds of ammunition and drugs worth over R500 000.
Daily Voice sources say the notorious gang was dealt a blow when slim cops brought in special machines to locate the loot that was buried in the backyard of a home in Matroos Square.
“It was an intelligence operation that the cops carried out after 3pm on Thursday.
“Somehow they find out that the skollies had buried their stash of ammunition and drugs in the backyard and brought in machines that helped them get an indication of where the soil was disturbed and that is how they found the stuff,” says the source.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Dawood Suliman, says the operation was carried out by Kensington detectives along with the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) who confiscated one black Uzzi machine gun with serial number removed, 599 rounds of various ammunition, 1337 mandrax tablets, 796 grams of heroin, 23 packets of tik, 79 grams of tik, 188 ecstasy tablets and 3.2 grams of ecstasy powder.
Cops busted two men, aged 21 and 25, who were wanted on murder charges, along with a 23-year-old woman for possession of the prohibited firearm, drugs and ammunition.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested on two murder cases being investigated by Kensington SAPS.
Less than 24 hours later, the gang was dealt another blow.
Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, says on Friday afternoon Kensington SAPS and the Flying Squad, acting on information, chased after a vehicle when the suspects were seen throwing something out of the car.
“The members picked up the discarded parcel and found it containing tik (worth) R350 000,” he says.
He says two suspects aged 25 and 36 were arrested, while the older man was positively linked to a murder case that took place in Kensington last month.