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2023/03/09      |  Written By:  Captain F van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 08 MARCH 2023 - Efforts to curb the spread of illegal firearms in the Western Cape have once again yielded excellent results with the  discovery of  firearms and ammunition, leading to the arrest of two suspects on charges relating to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

On 2023-03-07 at about 18:00 Grassy Park police members spotted a suspicious vehicle while doing their routine patrols in Pelican Park. They pulled it over and conducted a search which led to the discovery of a 9mm pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition, found between the seats. Two suspects aged 45 and 50 were arrested and detained. Once charged, they will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court.

In an unrelated matter, on 2023-03-07 members of Maitland Flying Squad followed up information about a firearm at a premises in Parow area where they conducted a search and confiscated a 9 mm pistol, of which the serial was removed on breach, but still visible on barrel. The firearm was handed in at Parow SAPS. 

Both these firearms will be sent to ballistics for analysis.  

The members were applauded for their efforts to remove unlicensed firearms, and ammunition from the community as it could have been used to commit crime.

Anyone with information on criminal activities in their neighbourhood is requested to contact Crime Stop anonymously at 08600 10111. Additionally, crime tip-offs can be downloading from the MySAPS App or call *134*10111# and follow the prompts.