Suspect arrested with unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Bishop Lavis

Western Cape: Members of the SAPS Tactical Response Team attached to Operation Thunder focussing on eradicating gang violence and associated crimes followed up information received in Bonteheuwel last night at about 20:10.

The suspect's premises was searched resulting in the recovery of an illegal 9mm pistol and eight rounds of ammunition found in the suspect's baby's bag. A 33-year-old suspect with links to a local gang in the area was arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition and is due to make a court appearance in Bishop Lavis Magistrates' Court once he is charged.

Source: South African Police Service