Cape Town police have arrested two men for possession if unlicensed firearms and ammunition in two separate incidents on Friday.
In the first incident, an 18 year old was arrested after he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Howe Close, Elsies River. After further investigation, the firearm in question was reported as stolen in Somerset West in October 2009.
In the other incident, Police acted on a tip-off about to a firearm that was sold to a person in Bazil February Street, Vredendal.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said,
The members acted on the information and found a .38 Revolver in the possession of a 30-year-old suspect. He was arrested on charges of possession of illegal firearm, and is due to appear in the Vredendal Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Both suspects will appear in court on Tuesday.