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Man Arrested With Rifles, Handguns And 273 Rounds Of Ammo

As a result, the man was arrested on charges related to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He is set to appear in the Athlone magistrate's court to face these charges.

In a recent operation led by the provincial detectives’ serious and violent crime investigations unit, police in Cape Town seized a significant cache of firearms and ammunition.

The operation took place in the early hours of Thursday in Gugulethu, resulting in the arrest of a 37-year-old man.

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According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Malcolm Pojie, the officers obtained and executed a search warrant on a premises in NY5 Gugulethu, where they found the suspect.

A further search of the premises led to the discovery of four rifles with 123 rounds of ammunition and four 9mm pistols with 150 rounds of ammunition. The suspect was unable to provide a valid license for the possession of these firearms and ammunition.

As a result, the man was arrested on charges related to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He is set to appear in the Athlone magistrate’s court to face these charges.

Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Thembisile Patekile expressed gratitude to the team involved in the operation for their efforts in removing firearms from the streets. The seizure of these weapons is a significant step in combating serious and violent crimes in the area.

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The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to tackle the illegal possession and use of firearms. Such operations play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of communities, as well as in preventing potential acts of violence.

By apprehending individuals involved in the unlawful possession of firearms, law enforcement agencies are working towards creating safer environments for residents. The successful outcome of this operation highlights the commitment of the police force in addressing the issue of gun violence and protecting the public from harm.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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