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South Africa: Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Strand

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In order to prevent and combat crime that may threaten the safety and security of community members, police from Strand acted swiftly today at 12:40 and arrested a 31-year-old man for being in possession of a Norinco firearm without a license.

The police members were conducting crime prevention patrols in Broadlands Park, Strand, when they were informed by community members about a man who was in possession of a firearm without a license. It was later discovered that the firearm had been reported as stolen in a Nyanga case.

The suspect was arrested and will appear in the Strand Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 08 May 2017. Illegal firearms cause terror and heartache among communities in areas where violent crime is rife.

Read more at: http://allafrica.com/stories/201705080442.html

Nabbed for illegal gun

The tactical response team of the Mitchell’s Plain policing cluster has arrested a 22-year-old man for the illegal possession of a firearm and ­ammunition.

According to Mitchell’s Plain cluster spokesperson Captain Lance Goliath, team members were busy with crime prevention operations in Athon Walk in Hanover Park when a man ran down the street after he spotted the police approaching.

“The officers gave chase and apprehended the man. During the chase he pitched a black 9mm CZ pistol with a magazine and ammunition on to the back of a stationary bakkie in the street.

“The serial number of the CZ pistol had been filed off,� says Goliath.

The investigation continues. The man appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Goliath adds that Colonel Dennis Abels, commander of Lansdowne Police Station, has applauded the officers for a job well done and says that the police “will maintain a

Read more at: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Peoples-Post/nabbed-for-illegal-gun-20170410-2

Rabie Ridge SAPS seizes illegal firearms

Rabie Ridge SAPS crime prevention operations and sector policing initiatives have yielded successes for local officers.

Also read: Rabie Ridge SAPS arrests 175 suspects

Captain Mofana Matsobane Masela said policing initiatives led recently to the recovery and seizure of firearms.

“The month of March was characterised by serious crimes like house robberies, business robberies, hijacking, murder, fraud and theft – more especially theft of canopies in Phomolong.

“Other crimes include the use of bank cards and medical aid cards to defraud institutions, and stealing from unsuspecting people in the community,” said Captain Masela.

“Police officers are appealing to the community to report anyone seen committing these crimes.

“Police operations will intensify to recover more firearms that are killing our communities.

“The police involved communities to establish patrols and other community partnership initiatives to combat crime,” said Captain Masela.


Read more at: http://tembisan.co.za/58408/saps-seizes-illegal-firearms/

Rabie Ridge SAPS seizes illegal firearms | Tembisan

Rabie Ridge SAPS crime prevention operations and sector policing initiatives have yielded successes for local officers.

Also read: Rabie Ridge SAPS arrests 175 suspects

Captain Mofana Matsobane Masela said policing initiatives led recently to the recovery and seizure of firearms.

“The month of March was characterised by serious crimes like house robberies, business robberies, hijacking, murder, fraud and theft – more especially theft of canopies in Phomolong.

“Other crimes include the use of bank cards and medical aid cards to defraud institutions, and stealing from unsuspecting people in the community,” said Captain Masela.

“Police officers are appealing to the community to report anyone seen committing these crimes.

“Police operations will intensify to recover more firearms that are killing our communities.

“The police involved communities to establish patrols and other community partnership initiatives to combat crime,” said Captain Masela.


Read more at: http://tembisan.co.za/58408/saps-seizes-illegal-firearms/