Firearm recovered, man arrested, Mitchell’s Plain

South African Police Service

Firearm recovered, man arrested, Mitchell's Plain
Firearm recovered, man arrested, Mitchell's Plain

On Monday 26 February 2018 at about 14:00, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS members received information about a firearm being kept on a premises at Olive Street, Eastridge, Mitchells Plain.

Upon arrival on the scene members searched the premises and found a .38 revolver and three live rounds of ammunition.

A 21 year old suspect was arrested and will appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates’ Court soon, facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and a second charge of unlawful possession of ammunition.

Police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in taking illegal firearms and ammunition off the streets in order to combat crime.

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