CAPE TOWN POLICE UNCOVER ILLEGAL AMMUNICATION FACTORY

CAPE TOWN, Police in Cape Town, South Africa, have uncovered an illegal ammunition factory, dealing a blow to gangsters in the city.

Crimes associated with gangs would remain a priority for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the province and the SAPS would pursue every avenue to bring perpetrators to book, police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel AndrA Traut said Sunday.

An intelligence-driven operation in Lansdowne in Cape Town on Saturday night led police to an address in Bombay Street, he said.

A search of the premises resulted in the discovery of an illegal make-shift factory for making ammunition, which we believe is intended for the gangs in the Hanover Park area. Large quantities of ammunition cartridges, projectiles, and gunpowder were seized, as well as apparatus to manufacture ammunition.

The circumstances surrounding the seizure were still under investigation and the possibility of arrests had not been ruled out, Traut said.

Western Cape Province Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula expressed his appreciation to the SAPS members involved in the operation and said time was running out for criminals in the province.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK