The fight against confiscating illegal firearms and ammunition from the streets of Cape Town is still an ongoing battle for Police in the Western Cape. However, in its latest victory SAPS seized two illegal firearms and 311 rounds of ammunition across the Cape Metro.
In a statement by SAPS, two suspects aged 14 and 21 were arrested in Gugulethu for being in the possession of a firearm that was reported stolen earlier this year. Meanwhile, a 42-year-old man was arrested in Samora Machel for being in possession of an illegal pistol. Nine rounds of ammunition and a magazine was also recovered in the same area.
According to police spokesperson, FC Van Wyk a tip-off led to the recovery of 287 rounds of ammunition and five silencers at a residence in Gugulethu. Van Wyk indicated that no arrests have been made yet.
The vaccine roll-out phase for SAPS officials in the Western Cape have also commenced on Thursday, July 8. The province’s vaccination drive started at the Milnerton police station, as more than 24 thousand operational members will be vaccinated at sites across the province.
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) July 8, 2021