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7 men due in CT courts for possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition

Police in Cape Town have been maintaining a visible presence in Observatory following a spike in robberies.

Langa police arrested a 27-year-old foreign national who runs a shop in the Joe Slovo informal settlement for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Seven men are expected to appear in court on Friday morning following their arrest for the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

They were nabbed in a stop and search in Observatory on Thursday.

Police have been maintaining a visible presence in the area following a spike in robberies.

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers also made an arrest on similar charges in Langa, apprehending a shop owner for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

"Langa police responded to information, and searched a shack that was occupied by a foreign national who runs a business in the area. They found an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The 27-year-old suspect will appear in court on Friday, 22 March."

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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