CT man arrested for illegal firearms, ammunition possession granted bail

The 27-year-old Matthew Breet appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday following his arrest on Monday.

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CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town man has been granted bail of R10,000 after he was arrested for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

The 27-year-old Matthew Breet appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday following his arrest on Monday.

Earlier this year, the Hawks', Crime Intelligence and SAPS members followed up on information about a suspicious group gathered near a well-known food chain store in Sea Point.

Upon searching a black Jeep with no registration plates, officers seized a handgun, a shotgun, various rounds of ammunition, bulletproof and tactical jackets and a police blue light.

Hawks Spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha said: “The accused became a person of interest after a case was registered early in April this year. This followed an operation by an integrated team comprising the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the police wherein two firearms and ammunition were seized from a vehicle parked outside a well-known food store in Sea Point.”