Human Rights

Members of Operation Restore arrest suspect with homemade firearm

WESTERN CAPE – Members of Operation Restore deployed in the Delft policing precinct to combat gang violence and robberies arrested a 30-year-old male on Saturday evening for the possession of a homemade firearm and ammunition. The members were busy with stop and search operations when they found the suspect in possession of the firearm.

He is due to make a court appearance in the Bellville Magistrates court once he has been charged.

Meanwhile Western Cape detectives arrested 508 wanted suspects during the past week on charges of murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual offences, and burglary.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, thanked those involved with the tracing operations and arrests.

Source: South African Police Service