Suspect arrested for the possession of illegal firearm and ammunition in Elsies River

In the continued clamp down on gang activities within the Elsie River policing precinct, the Anti-Gang Unit and Elsies River Crime Prevention Unit were deployed in the precinct in an intelligence driven operation.

On Friday, 7 December 2018 at 18:30 a 23-year-old male was arrested for the possession of illegal firearm and ammunition.

SAPS members received information as they conducted high density patrols in Elsies River residential area about the suspect. They saw the suspicious person fitting the description given to them. As they approached, he started to move away and members saw the suspect throw something down as he tried to run away.

They found a 9mm pistol of which the serial number has been removed with a fully loaded magazine. He is affiliated to a local gang within the Elsies River area. He will be appearing in court on Monday 2018-12-10.

Source: South African Police Service