On 24 January 2019, at 10:02 members of the Anti Gang Unit (AGU) were searching houses in Hanover Park, Philippi area.
They went to premises in Orchard Street, Hanover Park to follow up on information. The members knocked on the door and informed the owner about information received pertaining to the home, permission was given by the owner for AGU to enter and search the premises.
They searched the son’s room and discovered 15x 9mm and two R5 rounds hidden in the room.
A 19 year old male with links to a local gang in the area was arrested for the illegal possession of ammunition and is due to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court once he is charged.
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