Routine stop nets firearms

2017-05-11 14:59
The Ghost Squad busted two men along the N2 on Thursday for the possession of illegal firearms.

The Ghost Squad busted two men along the N2 on Thursday for the possession of illegal firearms. (City of Cape Town )

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A routine traffic stop by the Ghost Squad along the N2 highway resulted in two men being arrested for illegal firearms. 

According to a report by the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services, the incident occurred at 09:10 on Thursday (11 May) just before Raapenberg Road. 

Traffic Services spokesperson, Maxine Bezuidenhout , says the driver of a Hyundai sedan received a ticket for driving an unlicensed vehicle. 
She explains while officers were issuing the ticket, one of three passengers in the vehicle climbed out and walked towards a second vehicle some way off that had broken down. 

“He called out to a second passenger who also exited the Huyndai. It was during this time that one of the traffic officers noticed one of the men hiding something along the fence of the nearby golf course. The officer called for backup and when they searched the area, they found two firearms – a 9mm pistol that was reported stolen in 2016 and a .38 special revolver without a serial number.” 

Bezuidenhout says both weapons were loaded and ready to fire. The two men were arrested and detained at Mowbray Police Station for the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

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