Officer in court for guns



July 28, 2016
Officer in court for guns

Two Cape Flats cops bust on gun charges.

Cops bust for illegal gun possession in unrelated incidents.

A police officer is expected to appear in court today after cops allegedly found two illegal firearms and ammunition at his home.

Officers visited the police official’s Cricket Street home in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain, on Tuesday after responding to a tip-off.

They allegedly found two illegal firearms, a .357 revolver, .38 special revolver both with their serial numbers filed off and 14 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect was arrested and is expected to appear at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ Court today on charges of the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

The suspect worked at the Cape Town Local Crime Record Centre.

In a separate incident police have arrested one of their own at his home in Nyanga for possession of a stolen firearm.

The 43-year-old police sergeant appeared in Athlone Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says: “He was arrested in possession of a State firearm which went missing from a safe in the cells on 9 July 2016 in Nyanga while he was on duty as a cell guard and in control of the safe key.”

Traut says at the time of its disappearance, the firearm in question was booked in by another member while he was charging suspects.

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