CAPE TOWN – Police have launched a seek for the suspects behind a big amount of ammunition deserted in an unused basement of an workplace block within the metropolis centre.
Greater than 800 rounds of varied calibres and an ammunition loader have been seized when Maitland Flying Squad members reacted to a criticism on Friday and located the 805 rounds of ammunition. No arrests have been made.
“Firearm-related crime and the unlawful possession of firearms are excessive on the precedence checklist of the Western Cape. Our operations are directed to convey offenders to guide and to take away these weapons from the streets,” mentioned police spokesperson Andrè Traut.
Members from the identical flying squad arrested a 33-year old-man who failed to supply a licence for the 9mm pistol in his possession on Friday.
They have been conducting a cease and search operation in Mfuleni after they got here throughout the armed particular person.
“In Manenberg a 25-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after members responded to a capturing incident in fifteenth Avenue and caught the suspect armed with a 357 Magnum revolver,” mentioned Traut.
In the meantime, efforts to convey stability to crime affected areas have been rewarded with the arrest of six suspects in possession of unlicensed firearms on Saturday.
A tip-off led to the arrest of 5 suspects aged between 33 and 49 in Gugulethu at an deal with in NY137.
The home was searched and two unlicensed firearms confiscated.
“In Samora Machel members of the George Public Order Policing on indifferent duties in Cape City noticed a suspicious individual and carried out a physique search.
“The suspect was armed with an unlicensed 9mm pistol and arrested. As soon as charged, the six suspects are anticipated to make their court docket appearances in Athlone,” mentioned Traut.