Illegal firearm and ammunition confiscated

A man was arrested after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition in Mitchells Plain yesterday.

Metro police officers, who were on crime prevention patrols in Dagbreek Avenue, visited structures in the bush where it is alleged that illegal activities are taking place.

On arrival, they met with a man who told them he had an illegal firearm and ammunition.

They searched the place and found the firearm, it’s make is unknown and it has no serial number, hidden under the suspect’s bed. 

Officers also confiscated 18 x .22 live rounds of ammunition and 13 x 7.62 live rounds of an assault rifle.

The 46-year-old suspect was arrested and detained at the Mitchells Plain police station.