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Flying squad members arrest suspects in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

The swift response by police members of the Maitland Flying Squad, secured the arrest of three suspects in the early hours of this morning.

According to reports, a grey Hyundai stopped next to a white Mercedes Benz in Voortrekker Road at around 01:45. One of the suspects fired numerous gunshots injuring the victim, who were transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Members of the Maitland Flying Squad who were in the vicinity made their presence felt. Upon arrival they saw one of the suspects dropping an object in a nearby dirt bin.

They tactically approached the trio and searched the alleged shooter and confiscated ammunition found in his possession. Further inspection of the dirt bin, led to the recovery of a pistol with ammunition. Three males, aged between 32 and 41 were arrested and detained as no one could provide a valid licence to be in possession of the mentioned firearm.

Once charged, the trio will make a court appearance in the Bellville Magistrate court on charges of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.  






Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi

071 604 8321








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