Today Sunday 9 September 2018 at 15:00 a 39 year old male was arrested for the possession of R5 live rounds ammunition and air guns without a permit.
Manenberg SAPS crime prevention unit tasked with combating gang violence and general crime prevention, high density visible patrols within the Manenberg Policing precinct, recieved information.
The information was illegal firearms and ammunition at an address in vanguard estate.
SAPS members conducted a search of a house in First street Vanguard estate.
On searching the premises they found a replica air assault rifle and a air pistol. Both weapons exceeded 4.5 calibre, which you need a renewable permit for. This requires a permit and the owner did not have one. The officers also found 84 live R5 rounds. This was illegal possession.
The 39 year old male did not have any reasonable explanation of being in possession of the ammunition.
He has been arrested and will be in custody until he appears in Athlone court on Monday 10 September 2018.
Brigadier Enolium Joseph want to ensure community that if they criminalise themselves by being in possession of ammunition which they of no matching firearm or license to posses such a firearm he will not hesitate to ensure that you will face the full might of the law. These illegal activity promotes gangs and gang violence. You become part of a criminal net work when being in possession of gang perafinalia. Community should not seek leniency as contributes to the attack on communities safety.
Anyone with information regarding any illegal firearms and ammunition can contact Manenberg SAPS 0216999400 or crime stop 0860010111.