Arrests, confiscations in firearm bust

2016-04-05 06:00

Police have arrested two Tafelsig men and confiscated several heavy-duty firearm parts last Sunday.

At about 17:30 Mitchell’s Plain police received information about a firearm being kept at a house in Olifantshoek Street.

Upon arrival police spoke to the owner and searched the premises.

Police found a blue bag containing 14 9mm rounds, one R4 rifle cartridge, a 9mm firearm with a magazine loaded with 14 rounds and a second 9mm magazine loaded with 15 9mm rounds. A 36-year-old man was arrested on a charge of altering, erasing or tampering with a serial number in order to change the identity of the firearm.

Earlier that day, at about 16:20, police received information about a firearm being kept at a house in Erica Way. Upon searching the house officers found a Protector shotgun. A 35-year-old man was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.

V Residents are urged to report illegal activities to police by SMS to 35395 or call Crimestop on 08600 10111.

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