Cape Town cops seize guns over the long weekend as crackdown on illegally owned firearms continues

One of the firearms confiscated

The Western Cape Police seized firearms three times over the long weekend and suspected the weapons were used in criminal operations in Cape Town.

In one incident, according to police spokesman Colonel Andrè Traut, a 26-year-old man was arrested on Monday while he was about to rob a bread truck in Gugulethu with a 9mm gun.

He was apparently spotted while approaching the vehicle suspiciously.

In another case, police followed up the information on Sunday evening and eventually chased a man in an Audi. The man was arrested in Khayelitsha and police said a 9mm firearm and ammunition were found in his possession.

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In the third case, members of the Bishop Lavis Crime Prevention Unit responded to the sound of gunfire on Sunday night and arrested a 41-year-old man.

He was found in possession of a 9mm firearm, police said in a statement.

The three men are expected to appear before courts in Athlone, Khayelitsha and Bishop Lavis soon.

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