WESTERN CAPE – The endeavours of the Cape Town Flying Squad to create a safer environment for the people of this province resulted in the arrest of four armed suspects yesterday morning. The members responded to a radio broadcast that a vehicle had been hijacked in Khayelitsha and covered the exit routes. The vehicle was spotted on the N2 and pulled over in Belhar where the suspects aged between 31 and 34 were arrested in possession of a 9mm pistol without a serial number. The suspects are expected to make their court appearance in Blue Downs on Monday for the possession of a prohibited firearm and the possession of a hijacked vehicle.

In an unrelated police intervention, members of the Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit in Malmesbury arrested a 26-year-old suspect in Nuwerus yesterday in possession of a large quantity of the protected flora Conophytum Acutum valued a substantial amount. Two suspects were spotted by members of Afriforum harvesting the plants on a private farm in the area and alerted SAPS. One of the suspects managed to evade arrest and is being sought. The arrested suspect is scheduled to make his court appearance on Monday.

Source: South African Police Service

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