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JP Smith: Where is this bottomless supply of weapons coming from?

City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security mayco member JP Smith says the city’s metro police daily crime operations are done in response to tip-offs from community members, as well as ward councillors.

FILE: Officers in Cape Town arrested two people after they were found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in Manenberg. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security mayco member JP Smith says its gang and drug task team is yielding results from its anti-crime operations.

The team visited Manenberg and Hanover Park where they managed to confiscate an illegal firearm.

Smith says the city’s metro police daily crime operations are done in response to tip-offs from community members, as well as ward councillors.

“We are taking guns off the street almost daily these days. So, the question remains, where are all these guns coming from? Where is this bottomless supply of weapons coming from?”

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)