WESTERN CAPE -Integrated and focused operations conducted in the Nyanga Cluster Precinct continue to result in significant successes. Two illegal firearms were recovered last night in Nyanga and Samora Machel areas.

On Saturday, 10 July 2021 at about 19:00, Lockdown II members conducted an intelligence driven operation at a premises in Rose Street, Heinz Park, Philippi East after receiving information about firearms. The members searched the house and found a 35-year-old in possession of a prohibited firearm and 17 rounds of ammunition. He was arrested and is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrates court on Monday, 12 July 2021 on charges of possession of prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition.

The second firearm, a revolver was recovered from a suspect in Govan Mbeki Road, Nyanga. Members were patrolling in the area when they spotted the suspicious looking suspect. They searched him and found him in possession of an unlicensed firearm and six rounds. The 33-year-old suspect was also arrested and detained. He is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrates court on Monday, 12 July 2021 on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In an unrelated incident on Friday, 09 July 2021 at about 18:40, members of Lockdown II conducted patrols at Klipfontein Road, Cross Roads, next to the New Rest Shacks when they arrested two suspects aged 27 and 34 on charges of tampering with infrastructure and malicious damage to property and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Source: South African Police Service