Man arrested for possession of illegal firearm and SAPS uniform

Illegal firearm found in Tafelsig on Thursday March 18.

Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a man for possession of an illegal firearm and a stolen SAPS uniform.

On Thursday March 18 at 5.30am Mitchell’s Plain police received a tip-off about an illegal firearms at a house in Nursery Street, Tafelsig.

When police searched the property, they found a silver and black .38 special Taurus revolver, with the serial number 175768, and three rounds of ammunition.

They also found three SAPS-issued shirts, two trousers and a bulletproof bag and arrested a man, aged 30, who faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as presumed possession of stolen property.

The suspect, who is a gang member, is expected to soon appear in court.

A stolen SAPS uniform was found in Tafelsig.

In a separate incident, on Wednesday March 17, police arrested a Tafelsig man who had an illegal firearm and ammunition in his car.

A man was arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Around 7am that morning, Mitchell’s Plain police officers spotted a VW Citi Golf with registration CEY 67064 in Sonya Crescent, Tafelsig which roused their suspicions.

When they stopped the driver and searched the car, police found an Astra Unceta Cia – Guernice 9mm firearm with a magazine and one round of ammunition. The serial number of the firearm had been filed off. Police arrested a man, 21, who faces charges relating to the unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm and the unlawful possession of ammunition.

Tafelsig man, 32, arrested for illegal possession of 80 mandrax pills.

On Friday March 19, at 11am, Mitchell’s Plain police who were patrolling in Tsitsikamma Street, Tafelsig, arrested a man for illegal possession of mandrax pills.

When they stopped and searched the man, 32, police found 80 mandrax tablets on him and he was arrested on charges of illegal possession of mandrax. The suspect appeared in court yesterday, Tuesday March 23.