Five suspects were arrested with unlicensed firearms in Bonteheuwel, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain

WESTERN CAPE- Our efforts to eliminate unlicensed firearms in the wrong hands of its owners in the province becomes a success on daily basis when members attached to Bishop Lavis, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain arrested several suspects for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Bishop Lavis SAPS members arrested a 16-year-old male on Wednesday12 June 2019 at about 11:30 in Jakkalsvlei Avenue. The members were busy with routine patrols in the area when they approached the traffic intersection the realised that people were running around in different direction. Members noticed a doubtful man dressed in brown pants and black sweater and black sneakers carrying an object in his hands. The members pursued the suspect and he threw something on top of the roof at Bitterblaar Street and he was arrested. The members went back to the address where the suspect threw something and they discovered an unlicensed firearm with 13 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect is expected to make a court appearance at Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court to face a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In an unrelated incident yesterday, at 22:30 the members of Flying Squad acted upon information they received and conducted a search at a premises at Site C in Khayelitsha and found a prohibited firearm Berks 9mm with a serial number. Two suspects aged 30 and 32 from Khayelitsha were arrested and they are expected to make a court appearance at Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on charge for possession of an unlicensed firearm

Meanwhile this morning at about 06:45 members attached to Mitchells Plain Sector Commanders were busy conducting robbery prevention patrols in Park Avenue, Westridge when they spotted two suspicious looking males at a bus stop in the area. The members stopped and conducts a body search police, they found a Glock 40 calibre firearm with serial number filed off and 12 9mm rounds of ammunition.

Police members arrested two suspects between the age 24 and 35. Both suspects are expected to make a court appearance once they have been charged.

Source: South African Police Service