A 28-year-old man from Cape Town was arrested by police on Friday morning, October 22 after he was allegedly found in possession of a shotgun.
According to Eminetra, provincial police spokesman, Col. Andre Traut confirmed that police were conducting a search operation in an informal settlement in 18th Avenue, Kensington when officers received a tip-off regarding the suspect who was caught with an unlicensed shotgun.
“The suspect linked to a local gang in the area is due to appear in Goodwood court on Monday”, Traut said.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident on the same day, another 28-year-old man was caught by the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) in Philippi with mandrax tablets in his possession with an estimated market value of R5000, reports The Bharat Express News.
The suspect is expected to appear in Athlone Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October 25.
According to IOL, on Thursday, October 21, the same CPU unit arrested a 37-year-old male in the Jim se Bos informal settlement after he was found with a prohibited firearm and ammunition in his possession.
“Police members received information that a firearm was at a shack and responded thereto. The shack was searched and a 9mm luger pistol with ammunition was found”, Traut said.
In Manenberg, two suspects also regarded as gang members were arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm by members of the Manenberg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU).
The suspects are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday, October 25.
Traut further added that the police’s efforts to disarm gangsters in the Western Cape is proving to be positive as firearms are being taken off the streets regularly.