Cape Town police have confiscated an M26-HE hand grenade in Philippi on Monday, December 27. The discovery comes after police continued with their Safer Festive Season operations in various parts of the City.
“The K9 unit was dispatched to the scene and the hand grenade was recovered. An enquiry into the matter was opened for further investigation,” Van Wyk said.
Van Wyk indicated that the same K9 unit members were also called to a scene in Patricia Close in Montrose Park, Mitchells Plain on Monday to locate a grenade hidden in a shack.
“The explosive dog Architta was used in the search of the grenade and reacted positive in locating the device. The Cape Town Explosive unit was called to the scene and a Military issued smoke grenade was recovered and removed from the scene,” Van Wyk explained.
Van Wyk added that a case of Possession of Military Pyrotechnics will be opened for investigation.