Two suspects arrested for illegal possession of prohibited firearms, illegal possession of firearm parts and illegal possession of ammunition in Factreton

Cape Town: On Friday, 2018-12-21 at approximately 00:30, a 24-year-old woman was shot and injured in Matroos Square, Factreton.

An Operation Thunder Intelligence driven operation was activated and at 12:00 on the same day, led to the successful arrest of two males aged 26 and 34 at a premises in Drommedaris Street, Factreton, Kensington.

Members recovered two 9mm firearms (9mm Z88 and a 9mm Browning both serial number filed away) four 9mm magazines, 93 9mm rounds, one spent 9mm cartridge, one 45mm round and six .22mm rounds, inside a bedroom in a wendy house at the back of the property.

One of the firearms was found hidden under a cardboard under the bed and another was found concealed and hidden in a black leather bag in the bedroom.

Both suspects will be charged with two counts of illegal possession of prohibited firearms, four illegal possession of firearm parts and three illegal possession of ammunition.

Suspects will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's court on Monday, 24 December 2018 on the mentioned charges. Bail will be opposed.

Source: South African Police Service

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