Man found in possession of illegal firearms

Illegal firearms have been confiscated in Table View.
A 50-year-old man was arrested after being found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in Bremer Street, Table View, yesterday.

Members of the Metro police gang drug task team in collaboration with the South African Police Service Crime Intelligence Unit conducted search warrants in the area.

They approached the house and asked the owner to search the property.

He co-operated with the officers.

Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, said, “He went straight to the room and returned with a .303 Lee Enfield rifle, a 6.5 chrome Russian pistol with no serial number, four live rounds of ammunition and an empty casing.”

The suspect was then arrested and detained at the Table View police station.