WESTERN CAPE – The illegal possession of firearms is one of the main causes of serious and violent crimes in our communities but police in the Western Cape are hard at work to get these firearms of the streets.

On Friday evening, an integrated operation between the Anti-Gang Unit and Metro Police landed a 26-year-old male behind bars for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Wynne Street, Parow. The members were executing a searched warrant at the identified address when they found a 9mm pistol with ammunition in the bathroom.

The suspect is due to make a court appearance in the Goodwood Magistrates court on Monday.

Source: South African Police Service