Cape Town police vow to rid the streets of illegal guns

Police in the Western Cape have promised to continue their efforts to rid the province of illegal firearms.

Members of the provincial Anti-Gang Unit searched identified premises in Lavender Hill, Steenberg and Eesterivier on Tuesday.

Two suspects were arrested for the possession of illegal firearms in Lavender Hill after police found the weapons in their houses.

According to the police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie, two more firearms were found in Eersterivier during a tracing operation.

"Yesterday, Tuesday, 17 October 2023, the members conducted a thorough search at a premises situated in Peter Charles Street, Cafda Village where they discovered a 9mm Z88 pistol, which was hidden in a secret compartment in the wall. They arrested a 37-year-old man for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition."

Pojie said the AGU then pounced on a residence in Grindall Avenue in Lavender Hill.

"They found a 23-year-old man in possession of a 9mm Z88 pistol without a serial number and two rounds of ammunition. The man was arrested for the illegal possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition. Both suspects had been detained at the Steenberg police holding cells and will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on the mentioned charges."


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Done by: Alungile Njemla


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