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POLICE MEMBERS BUST SUSPECTS IN POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION: WESTERN CAPE
2021/09/17      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer J Swartbooi   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: Police members in the Western Cape are committed to rid the streets of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and were successful on Thursday(2021-09-16)

The Provincial Integrated  Task Team  performed stop and search operations near to Ntlazane road in Harare when they spotted  an unknown man outside a stationary vehicle. Following their instinct they arrested a 34-year-old man when he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition. 

Meanwhile  Caledon police members stopped a vehicle on the N2 Highway. When the occupants were instructed to get out of the vehicle,  they resisted and the passengers fled the scene. When the members searched the vehicle they confiscated a 9mm pistol with ammunition and arrested the driver, a 34-year-old man.  

In an unrelated matter Steenberg police were busy with routine patrols when they searched an unknown man near to Grindal Avenue in Lavenhill and found a .38 special revolver tucked to his waist and arrested the 19-year-old man.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make a court appearance in the Khayelitsha, Caledon and Wynberg Magistrates Courts respectively on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.