Is that a gun in your pants, or are you unhappy to see me?

2016-04-06 15:00
The 32-year old man arrested after hiding an illegal firearm in his underwear. (Supplied)

The 32-year old man arrested after hiding an illegal firearm in his underwear. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - A Diepsloot man was not as pleased to see the police as he first appeared, after they discovered a gun hidden in his underwear on second search on Tuesday.

The 32-year old man was arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) after a member of the public informed them of the suspicious man located in Extension 11 of the area.

At first, police searched the man and found no firearm, but a second more thorough search revealed that the man was hiding an illegal handgun in his underwear... along with a magazine of bullets.

"A loaded magazine was also found on the suspect," Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela said in a statement.

The man would be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and was set to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Mavimbela thanked the community for helping the police to arrest the man.

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