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Police operations have sights on unlawful possession of firearms

CAPE TOWN - With our focus on crime generators such as the unlawful possession of firearms, our operational forces took to the streets during the weekend to bring to book those who were caught on the wrong side of the law.

In Mfuleni, a 28-year-old man, who is believed to be a gangster, was arrested on Saturday, 30 July 2022 by members of the Crime Prevention Unit when he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Sunbird Park.

In a separate incident on the same day, members of the Flying Squad arrested a 24-year-old suspect in Eerste River for being in possession of an imitation firearm under suspicious circumstances. Members of the same unit also arrested seven suspects aged between 30 and 39 who were caught on the R300 freeway in a vehicle that was hijacked in Philippi East. The suspects were also found in possession of two licensed firearms which were confiscated.

Atlantis police pursued a tip-off yesterday morning and arrested two adult suspects who had an unlicensed firearm in their vehicle while a suspect was arrested during the early hours of this morning in Long Street Hermanus, also with an unlicensed firearm.

On Friday, 29 July 2022, a stop and search operation in Cape Town CBD landed a suspect behind bars for having an unlicensed revolver and ammunition in his possession.

The suspects are all expected to make their court appearances in the respective judicial areas on Monday, 01 August 2022 to face the charges against them.

Source: South African Police Service

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