Hijackers arrested, other suspects arrested with unlicensed firearms, Cape Town

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Hijackers arrested, other suspects arrested with unlicensed firearms, Cape Town
Hijackers arrested, other suspects arrested with unlicensed firearms, Cape Town

Police members disarmed suspects in possession of firearms and ammunition and arrested them as they could not provide a valid licence to be in possession of the firearms.

Kraaifontein police were busy with crime prevention actions on Tuesday in Sam Njokozola Avenue in Bloekombos, at about 16:45, when they noticed a suspicious male.

As the male tried to change direction he was approached and searched. A loaded Norinco 9 mm pistol was confiscated. The 44-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In an unrelated matter, Delft police searched a vehicle on the corner of Moroto and Mananga Roads in Delft at about 20:45. A 23-year-old man was arrested and detained when found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm firearm and ammunition tucked onto his waist.

Meanwhile members of the Flying Squad responded to a complaint of a hijacked vehicle in Khayelitsha.

The vehicle was spotted near to Mfuleni and pulled over by the police members. Upon searching the vehicle they recovered a 9 mm Norinco pistol hidden in the vehicle. Seven suspects between the ages of 22 and 29 were arrested and detained on a charge of possession of a Prohibited firearm and ammunition.

Once charged the suspects are expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service