Suspected gangster and teen arrested in Cape Town for possession of firearms and ammunition

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A suspected gangster has been arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm and police uniform items.
A suspected gangster has been arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm and police uniform items.
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  • A suspected gang member and a teenager were arrested for the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.
  • Police uniform items were found in the suspected gangster's possession, according to police.
  • Both of them will appear in court soon.


Two people - a suspected gang member and a teen - were arrested in Cape Town on two occasions for the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

The suspected gang member was arrested in Nursery Street in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain after police received a tip-off.

"Upon searching the premises, members found one silver and black .38 Special Taurus revolver, with three rounds of ammunition. A further search also led to the discovery of SAPS uniform items, comprising three shirts, two pairs of trousers and a bulletproof bag," police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said.

The suspected stolen police clothing seized during
The suspected stolen police clothing seized during a raid on a suspected gang member's home in Talefsig, Mitchells Plain

Police arrested a 30-year-old man on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as presumed possession of stolen property.

He is expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court.

READ | Gauteng top cop orders probe into illegal firearm found in possession of students in Braamfontein

Meanwhile in an unrelated case, members of the Ravensmead Crime Prevention Unit were carrying out patrols in Uitsig when they spotted a man who appeared suspicious.

The members stopped to search the suspect, who then fled on foot.

"A chase ensued and the members cornered and searched the man. They found him to be in possession of a black 9mm pistol with no rounds. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm. He is due to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court once charged."

Van Wyk said both the confiscated firearms would be sent for forensic testing to determine if it were used in any previous crimes.

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