GQEBERHA – The confiscation of illegal firearms from the wrong hands is a central focus for operational members in the Nelson Mandela Bay district.

On Thursday, 25 August 2022 at about 14:30, SAPS Walmer Crime Prevention (CPU) members were in the community service centre when they heard a woman reporting that her boyfriend has threatened to kill her. The two CPU members went to a house in Walmer and found the alleged suspect seated in a vehicle. Upon searching him, an unlicensed firearm and cocaine was found in his possession.

The man (age unknown) was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm, possession of drugs and contravention of a protection order.

In another incident, on Friday, 26 August 2022 at about 19:15, SAPS Bethesldorp CPU members were patrolling in one of the gang hotspot areas in Booysens Park when they noticed three males trying to rob a person. The members swiftly reacted and found one male pointing a pair of scissors at the face and neck of the victim. The other two males ran away. On searching the suspect, a 9mm pistol was found tucked in his pants.

The 28-year-old suspect was detained on charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He is expected to appear in court on Monday, 28 August 2022.

Source: South African Police Service

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