CAPE TOWN SAPS NEWS: Firearms, Ammunition and Drugs Seized in Nyanga
Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Four suspects are expected to appear in court following their arrest this morning by members from Operation Thunder, Tactical Response Team and K9 Unit in Mission Station near Crossroads in Nyanga. Police received information that the suspects who were involved in random shootings in the Nyanga and Mitchells Plain areas were hiding in the area.
At about 07:40 the teams pounced on the four
suspects, two were found in possession of two pistols with no serial numbers, the third suspect was found with an unlicensed firearm and 60 different rounds of ammunition. The fourth suspect was found in possession of drugs.
While the members were busy with the suspects they also recovered a vehicle which was reported stolen in Nyanga last week.
The four suspects aged between 17 and 24 years will appear in Athlone Magistrates’ court as soon as they are charged for possession of prohibited firearms, unlicensed firearm and ammunition as well as drugs.
The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the members for their proactive approach and team work in ensuring a safer festive season by rooting out the proliferation of illegal firearms in the Nyanga area.
Enquiries: Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana – 0716048321