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3 arrested in Khayelitsha and Gugulethu; firearms seized

They were nabbed during an intelligence driven operation at the start of the weekend during which officers searched identified houses in the two communities.

One of the weapons seized during an intelligence driven operation against crime in Cape Town. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Three suspects have been arrested in Khayelitsha and Gugulethu for the possession of firearms and ammunition.

They were nabbed during an intelligence driven operation at the start of the weekend during which officers searched identified houses in the two communities.

In Khayelitsha members were deployed to a residence in Site B where they seized ammunition and an illegal firearm.

Two suspects were taken into custody.

The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana said: “The members proceeded to Gugulethu. Upon searching the house, they found a 9mm pistol with rounds of ammunition. A 42-year-old woman was arrested on charges for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm, as well as ammunition. The three suspects are expected in court on Monday, 24 August.”

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