The Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit endeavoured to address the matter of one of the Western Cape’s crime generators – unlicensed firearms – over the weekend. The members acted swiftly when they received the information and various arrests were made.
Members linked to the Western Cape Anti-Gang unit received information over the weekend about firearms that were hidden at a residence in Horak Street. The police conducted a search and confiscated two 9mm pistols with serial numbers filed off, two shotgun barrels as well as an assortment of 139 rounds of ammunition.
A 19-year-old suspect was also arrested for the possession of two illegal firearms and ammunition in Kraaifontein, on Sunday.
On Monday morning, in an unconnected matter, an unlicensed firearm with ammunition was found on a suspect in Steenberg. Steenberg crime prevention members who were strategically deployed to focus on crime prevention patrols such as violent crimes saw the suspects in St Agatha Street, St Montague Village in Lavender Hill.
When the suspects saw the police they started running. Members then pursued them and apprehended both suspects.
All the suspects were arrested and will appear in the Blue Downs and Wynberg Magistrates courts once they have been charged.