Man with AK, R5, 9mm under bath arrested

2013-04-06 22:22
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Cape Town - A man has been arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

Police on Friday received information about illegal firearms at an address in Kasouga street, Manenberg, said spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk.

"Police approached the house and searched the premises.They found three firearms with ammunition hidden under a bath tub in the bathroom."

The firearms consisted of a 9mm pistol, an R5 rifle which had been stolen from Parow police in 2011 and an AK47 reported stolen in KwaZulu-Natal in 1999.

The 34-year-old man is soon expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court to face a charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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