Three men have been arrested after they were caught in possession of unlicenced firearms in the Wesbank area.

One of them also faces extortion charges.

On Thursday, members of the anti-gang unit and Mfuleni police apprehended a 34-year-old man after they found a revolver in his wendy house.

The police’s Frederick van Wyk said that they acted on a tip-off.

In two separate arrests in the same community, two more suspects were taken into custody.

“Members of the anti-gang unit arrested a 31-year-old man found to be in possession of a homemade firearm and two R1 rifle rounds. The suspect was also charged for extortion. IN another incident the members also arrested a 26-year-old man in possession of an imitation firearm.”