A man has been arrested for possession of an illegal firearm.On Sunday 26 June Mitchell’s Plain police received information about a firearm being kept at a house in Tugela Street, Portlands. Police discovered a silver Weslem revolver with 10 live rounds. A 26-year-old man was arrested. The suspect faces a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. “We, as the Mitchell’s Plain police, wish to thank the community for their support in this incident. We urge people to join the structures and unite in the fight against crime. We encourage the community to exercise responsible legal firearm ownership,” says spokesperson Captain Ian Williams. “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 and teach them that a firearm is not a toy.” Report any loss immediately. V Report crime via SMS to 35395 or call 0860 10111.