WESTERN CAPE – Members of the Anti-Gang Unit deployed in Hanover Park to restore order in the area due to the ongoing gang violence arrested a 23-year-old male in Etosha Court in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was found in possession of a 38 special revolver. The members were busy with crime prevention operations when they stopped and searched the suspect and found the firearm in his possession.
The suspect will appear in the Athlone Magistrates court on Monday to face the charges against him.
In an unrelated matter members of the Breederiver K9 Unit arrested two adult females for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in De Doorns on Saturday afternoon. The members received a complaint of a truck driver that was pointed with a firearm and responded to it. The vehicle was stopped and searched and a 9mm pistol with ammunition was found hidden between the seats.
Once charged the suspects will appear in the Worcester Magistrates court.
Meanwhile Western Cape detectives arrested 442 wanted suspects during tracing operation on charges related to murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, burglary and sexual offences.
The police management in the Western Cape thanked the members for their vigilance and hard work especially with the festive season that is dawning upon us.
Source: South African Police Service