Arrest for cash, gun

2019-03-05 06:00
The items confiscated by police.

The items confiscated by police.

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A tip off led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman after they were found in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The arrest was made on Tuesday 26 February at 12:00 when officers attached to the Khayelitsha Tactical Response Team followed up on information received that a white Opel Corsa was seen parked in Epping market with two occupants suspected of having drugs in the vehicle.

The two then drove from the Epping market into Jan Smuts Road in the direction of Lansdowne. Police followed them to Lawson Road where the officers pulled them off to search the car. Police found a black 9mm firearm with the serial number scratched off and 12 live rounds of ammunition. Police also searched the boot and found a box of money amounting to more than R600 000. The couple was arrested and taken to Lansdowne Police Station, facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and money laundering.

Anyone with information can contact Lansdowne detectives at 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. Anonymity is guaranteed.


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