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Police nab suspected gang member in Cape Town

Cape Town police say a suspected gang member is behind bars following a tip-off from Mitchells Plain community members about alleged illicit activities.

A star pistol that was found at a suspected gang member’s house in Tafelsig. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town police say a suspected gang member is behind bars following a tip-off from Mitchells Plain community members about alleged illicit activities.

Officials nabbed the 32-year-old man hiding in a Wendy house with a gun, ammunition and a variety of drugs.

The police’s Frederick van Wyk says the suspect is facing various charges.

“Members saw the suspect trying to hide something in the wooden panel of the house. Upon searching the area, they found a 9mm star pistol. They continued the search and found mandrax tablets, 33 packets of tik and 35 dagga cigarettes.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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