Man arrested for unlicensed firearm in Tafelsig

2017-09-12 15:10

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On Sunday (10 August) police arrested a 24-year-old man in Tafelsig for possession of unlicensed firearm.

SAPS Western Cape spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, says police arrested the suspect at around 23:35 during crime prevention duties in Crevasse Street. 

“They stopped and searched him and found a 9mm Star pistol. He was also in possession of a filed off serial number, magazine and nine 9mm cartridges. Members also confiscated a black bag containing 15 cartridges,” he said. 
The suspect is expected to appear in court soon on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Mitchells Plain Station Commander Brigadier Goolam says police encourage the community to exercise responsible legal firearm ownership. “Please ensure that your firearm is stored in a safe. Ensure that the key is in a safe place or the code is kept secret. Keep firearms away from children. Report any loss immediately,” he said.


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