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.
#sapsWC Yesterday Mfuleni #SAPS, Anti-Gang Unit & Crime Prevention Unit arrested several suspects for possession of unlicensed firearms & ammunition. All suspects will appear in Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court for various crimes, once charged. TMhttps://t.co/YM38QI5l3y pic.twitter.com/LuEhR8S5bT
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) March 5, 2021
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.”