The determination of police members attached to the Anti-Gang unit, deployed in the Strand policing precinct on Sunday, 25 December 2022 to combat the ongoing gang violence paid off when they confiscated three pistols with ammunition in two isolated incidents.
Whilst busy with patrols in Broadlands, they responded to information that led them to an address in Petunia Street. Upon arrival they searched the premises and confiscated two 9mm pistols with ammunition. They arrested and detained a 29-year-old man on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Meanwhile the same members pursued information indicating that a firearm was stored at an address in Daisy Street. They tactically approached the residence and conducted a thorough search of the entire premises. Their persistence paid off when they confiscated a 9mm pistol with ammunition. They arrested a 17-year-old male on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Once charged the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Strand Magistrates’ Court on the mentioned charges.
Source: South African Police Service