GQEBERHA - In an intelligence driven operation, Anti-Gang Unit members in Gqeberha recovered three firearms this morning, 31 May 2022 in Salsoneville.
It is alleged that at about 09:00. AGU members operationalised information received that a particular gang were storing their firearms at a house in Catherine Street. The premises and vehicles on the property were thoroughly searched. Three firearms were found in a cooler bag in a blue VW Golf parked in the yard. The firearms (two 9mm pistols and a 7, 65 pistol) as well as 46 rounds of ammunition were confiscated. No arrests were made. An enquiry docket was opened for further investigation.
The serial number of one firearm was filed off while the other two had serial numbers. Ownership of all three firearms are yet to be established. The firearms will be sent to ballistics for analysis.
Acting Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner, Brigadier Thandiswa Kupiso praised the members for their swift reaction to the information received. ‘It is a known fact that firearms are the weapon of choice of the gangsters therefore every effort must be made to strip them of the possession of these weapons. In so doing, the safety of citizens including the youth in these areas will be protected. We appeal to the communities to blow the whistle on these criminals and to report either voluntarily or anonymously any suspicious activity to police,’ added Brig Kupiso.
Source: South African Police Service