The vigilance of members attached to the SAPS Gugulethu Crime Prevention Unit landed two suspects behind bars for being in possession of unlicensed firearms.
“The members were busy with crime prevention patrols in NY 75, KTC when they noticed a silver grey Toyota Avanza under suspicious circumstances,” said police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk.
“Upon approaching the vehicle, the four occupants fled on foot, however two were apprehended.
“The vehicle was searched and two unlicensed firearms, two magazine and seven rounds of ammunition were found and confiscated.”
The two suspects, aged 22 and 36 are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.