Police members deployed to combat the gang violence in the Western Cape arrested two suspects in possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition.
Police members attached to Operation Restore conducted high density patrols in Endlovini, in the Harare policing precinct on Friday, 12 May 2023.
Whilst busy with stop and search operations, they saw an unknown male who acted suspiciously when he noticed police presence. Upon searching the male, members found a sling bag in his possession containing a 9mm pistol with ammunition.
They arrested and detained the 31-year-old man for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.
In an unrelated intervention police members of the National Public Order Police, as part of Operation Restore deployed in the Western Cape, responded to a complaint of discharging of a firearm in a municipal area on Saturday, 13 May 2023.
The members proceeded to Zodiac Street in Lingelethu West where they spotted the suspect who fitted the description. They apprehended the suspect, searched him and confiscated a Norinco 9 mm pistol with ammunition.
They arrested and detained the 36-year-old male for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.
Once charged the suspects are expected to make a court appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on the mentioned charges.