Ongoing gang violence, more firearms recovered, Bishop Lavis

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Ongoing gang violence, more firearms recovered, Bishop Lavis
Ongoing gang violence, more firearms recovered, Bishop Lavis

In the quest to rid the streets of Bishop Lavis of gang violence and its manifestations, Anti Gang Unit (AGU) members armed with valuable information conducted a search operation in Valhalla Park.

They searched four males between the ages of 22 and 24. A 22 year old suspect was found in possession of a 9mm Beretta pistol with serial number filed off, a magazine and 9mm rounds of ammunition. He was subsequently arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court soon.

Valhalla Park and Kalksteenfontein have seen scenes of sporadic shooting incidents. It is on this basis the Anti Gang Unit and Bishop Lavis police have intensified operations in the precinct. This is the second firearm to be confiscated by the unit.

Earlier in the day, another unlicensed firearm was seized in Ravensmead. Since Sunday 3 February 2019, three firearms were seized in Bishop Lavis.

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