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Alleged firearms dealer to appear in court

The suspect was arrested earlier this week following a raid at his home.

FILE: The suspect was arrested earlier this week following a raid at his home. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A suspected firearms dealer in Mitchells Plain will appear in court today.

The suspect was arrested earlier this week following a raid at his home.

Illegal firearms and ammunition was found.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says their team received a tip-off and responded immediately.

"The tactical response team received information of illegal firearms being stored at a house. Members went in and recovered four firearms with live ammunition in one of the bedrooms."

Raids aimed at cleaning up the Mitchells Plain town centre have left some shopowners very upset.

Mitchell's Plain police's Brigadier Cass Goolam said the operation follows an outcry from the public demanding more be done to curb crime in the town centre.

"We've been giving attention to the centre. We needed to consolidate action in a way that would result in an impact."