Suspect arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Kensington

WESTERN CAPE - In the early hours of Saturday morning, 25 May 2019, two murder cases were reported at Kensington SAPS.

An intelligence driven operation conducted by members attached to Anti-Gang Unit after information about the Kensington murders was received from the community was followed up. Details were also obtained on where the firearms and ammunition were kept at a premises in Waarnemer Street, Factreton, Kensington.

At the mentioned address members confiscated one silencer, one .45 barrel, fifty 9mm rounds, eighteen 7, 65 rounds, one.22 round and one .38 special round.

Three 9mm rounds were found in front of the house in the garden by SAPS member who also confiscated twenty-seven 9mm rounds and two 7.65 rounds.

After further investigation, the suspects pointed out where a CZ 75 firearm with a magazine, containing fifteen 9mm rounds with serial number intact and one empty magazine were buried.

The members dug up and found the firearm where-after the 28-year-old suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The suspect will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday, 27 May 2019 on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service