On Thursday, 29 January 2015, Western Cape police embarked on an Intelligence driven operation conducted in the Kuilsriver Cluster, which led to the search of two addresses in which they confiscated illegal firearms and ammunition. The first premises where confiscations were made was in Oaklane Park Village and the following were confiscated: 1 x Assault Rifle with 9 x rounds, 1 x Air Riffle, 1 x 9 mm pistol with 5 x rounds, 1 x .32 revolver with 2 x rounds, 1 x Gas gun, 2 x 38 special rounds, 1 x bullet proof.
In Diepriver Street, Electric City, the following items were confiscated, 147.4 grams of Tik with an estimated street value of R22 000.00, 1 x scale to weigh tik and undisclosed amount of cash.
In a separate incident, while Police were busy approaching an address in Wesbank at Berland Street, Operation Combat spotted a man running away from a house. They chased him and found a firearm with 6 rounds of ammunition in his possession. Seven suspects between the ages 17 and 39 were arrested and are expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrates’ Court on Monday (2015-02-02) on charges relating to possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition and possession of drugs.
Source : South African Police Service