Efforts to fight the spread of illegal firearms in the Mitchells Plain area have once again resulted in the discovery of firearms, and ammunition and the arrest of two suspects on charges relating to possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of an unlicensed firearm and the unlawful possession of ammunition.
Members attached to the Anti Economical Crime Team followed up information that firearms and ammunition are being stored at a premises Cathedral Street, Tafelsig West, Mitchells Plain.
They immediately operationalised the information and searched the mentioned address. While searching the premises they found a firearm without a serial number and eight rounds of ammunition.
A 43-year-old female was arrested for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.
In an unrelated matter, members attached to Anti-Gang Unit arrested an adult male on 9 January 2023 at about 17:45, after they followed up information about a suspect in possession of a firearm in Bisley Street, Beacon Valley.
The members spotted the suspect who ran into the yard and disposed of an object in the dustbin and ran into the house. They swiftly apprehended the suspect and took him back to the dustbin, where they found a firearm. The suspect was arrested.
Both suspects are due to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court once they have been charged.