Three suspects, including two women, were arrested in Delft, Cape Town for alleged possession of firearms and ammunition, said police on Saturday, 14 January. Anti-Gang Unit members who have been deployed to the area due to ongoing gang violence made the arrests.
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said the members followed up on information gathered from various sources that alleged firearms were being kept at an address in Ebro Crescent, Delft.
“A thorough search was conducted and a .38 Special Revolver and one .38 Special Calibre round of ammunition were found hidden in the right wheel of the car, confiscated and booked in as exhibits. The suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition,” said van Wyk.
Further information led police to an address in Okkerneet Street where they found a double barrel 12 Gauge shotgun and five 12 rounds of ammunition. The items were confiscated and a woman was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
More intelligence led the Anti-Gang Unit members back to the first address in Ebro Crescent. A search of the premises led to the discovery of a 9mm pistol with the serial number removed and eight rounds of ammunition.
A woman was arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.
“The team also successfully arrested two suspects for a Delft murder case in a tracing operation conducted when they went on foot in the precinct,” said the police spokesperson.
The arrested suspects are expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court once charged.
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