Brothers nabbed for illegal possession of firearm

Brothers arrested in Eastridge, Mitchell's Plain.
Two Mitchell’s Plain brothers were arrested this morning for the alleged possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Metro police and SAPS officers executed a search in Eastridge just before 7:30am.

They found a 9mm Norinco pistol, loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, hidden in a clothing basket.  

Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, said: “The brothers, aged 21 and 28, were arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.”

The duo has been detained at Mitchell’s Plain police station.