Police operations in the Western Cape yielded significant results over the weekend, as officers managed to confiscate five unlicensed firearms and ammunition from communities in Steenberg, Parow, Samora Machel, Elsies River, and Kraaifontein.
Through various crime prevention operations, police arrested five suspects between the ages of 22 and 36 for the unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition, and drugs.
#sapsWC Police weekend operations resulted in the removal of five unlicensed firearms and ammunition from communities in Steenberg, Parow, Samora Machel, Elsies River and Kraaifontein. TMhttps://t.co/3HJdjaMMKH pic.twitter.com/DANrWy3DdP
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“All arrested suspects will appear in various courts on Monday, 26 April 2021,” police said in a statement.
Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Tembisile Patekile commended the police for their “dedication and ensuring that communities are safe and feel safe”.