The efforts of the Provincial Integrated Team to bring stability to crime affected areas of this province were rewarded with the arrest of six suspects who were caught in possession of unlicensed firearms last night.

In Gugulethu the members reacted on intelligence that suspects are armed at an address in NY137. The premises was searched and two unlicensed firearms were confiscated. Five suspects aged between 33 and 49 were arrested and detained.

In Samora Machel members of the George Public Order Policing on detached duties in Cape Town spotted a suspicious person and conducted a body search. The suspect was armed with an unlicensed 9mm pistol and he was arrested.

Once charged, the six suspects are expected to make their court appearances in Athlone.

Source: South African Police Service

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