Police in Cape Town is investigating the discovery of a large quantity of ammunition that was found in a basement of an office block in Cape Town CBD on Sunday, September 12.
According to the police, officers attached to the Maitland Flying Squad reacted to a complaint where they discovered the ammunition in what appeared to be an unused basement. Police Spokesperson, Colonel Andre Traut, says 805 rounds of various calibres and an ammunition loader were seized.
“Firearm and ammunition-related crimes are a high priority. No arrests have been made,” Traut indicated.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a 33-year-old man was arrested in Mfuleni after failing to produce officers with a license for the 9mm pistol that was found in his possession.
This incident follows the arrest of six suspects who were caught in possession of unlicensed firearms on Sunday evening. The suspects between the ages of 33 and 49 were detained when SAPS reacted to intelligence that suspects were armed at an address in NY137 in Gugulethu. The six suspects are expected to make their first appearances in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court once charged.