CAPE TOWN – Members attached to Anti-Gang Unit, deployed in Delft due to ongoing gang violence in the area, recovered three firearms, ammunition and arrested several suspects in the Delft area.

Members followed up on information gathered from various sources regarding alleged firearms at a certain address in Ebro Crescent, Delft. A thorough search was conducted and a firearm and one round of ammunition were found hidden in the right wheel of the vehicle, confiscated and booked in as exhibits. The suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The team operationalised more information and proceeded to an address in Okkerneet Street, Delft. A thorough search was conducted and an adult female was arrested for being in possession of a double barrel 12 Gauge shotgun and five 12 Bore rounds were confiscated and booked in as exhibits. The suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Further intelligence took the team back to the previous address in Ebro Crescent, Delft. A thorough search of the premises was conducted and a female was arrested for being in possession of a 9mm firearm with serial number removed, and eight rounds of ammunition was confiscated and booked in as exhibits. The suspect was arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The team also successfully arrested two suspects for a Delft murder case in a tracing operation conducted when they went on foot in the precinct.

The suspects are due to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court once charged.

Source: South African Police Service