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STOP AND SEARCH OPERATION LEADS TO ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR POSSESSION OF AN UNLICENSED FIREARM: WESTERN CAPE
2021/10/07      |  Written By:  Captain FC Van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 6 OCTOBER 2021 - Concerted efforts to fight the scourge of gang violence in our communities led to the arrest of a 21-year-old suspect for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in Beverley Lane, Atlantis, on Sunday (2021-10-03). The Atlantis Crime Prevention Unit were busy with a stop and search operation when they searched the suspect and found him in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition.

In an unrelated matter Atlantis police executed a search warrant in Thorn Lane, Mamre, on Monday (2021-10-04) and confiscated an imitation firearm with ammunition, a bullet proof vest, manufactured parts of a firearm and crystal meth(tik). A 28-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of possession of presumed stolen property and detained.

The suspects are due to make court appearances in Atlantis Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, 2021-10-06) on the mentioned charges.