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Anti-Gang Unit confiscates firearms in Spandau Village , Eerste Rivier

CAPE TOWN – Police members of the Anti-Gang Unit had their sights set on illegal activities in Sabie Street in Spandau Village, Eerste Rivier on Friday, 07 October 2022. Their commitment to rid the community of unlicensed firearms and ammunition was rewarded when they arrested and detained two suspects in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition in isolated incidents.
The police members pursued information indicating that a firearm was hidden inside a house. The members operationalised the information and proceeded to the identified residence. Upon entering the premises they conducted a search and confiscated a 12 gauge shotgun with ammunition hidden underneath the bed in the room. The 61-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
In an unrelated incident the platoon followed up on information of a firearm stored at an unusual place at a residence. The members approached the address and searched the premises and confiscated a 9mm short pistol with ammunition hidden under the paving. They arrested and detained a 35-year-old female on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Once charged the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service