Cops find ammo buried in backyard

2017-05-10 12:39
The ammunition confiscated in Manenberg on Tuesday.

The ammunition confiscated in Manenberg on Tuesday.

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Manenberg police have confiscated 100 rounds of ammunition buried in the backyard of a home in Thames Walk.

Police spokesperson, Captain Ian Bennett, says at 12:30 on Tuesday (9 May) the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) under the command of Captain Jumminy Christians were deployed within Manenberg to combat gang activity when they received information about ammunition buried in a backyard. 

“The officers knew their source was reliable, so they needed to excavate the yard to retrieve the ammunition. No one was arrested and the ammunition was handed in as evidence and will be sent for ballistic testing.” 

Manenberg police station commander, Brigadier Enolium Joseph, expressed his gratitude to the officers and the community. He encouraged residents to play an active role in crime prevention by reporting crimes to the police. 

“Any information that leads to the successful recovery of any firearm or ammunition will be financially rewarded,” he says. 

Anyone with information regarding illegal firearms and ammunition can call Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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