Weapons found buried in sand

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October 26, 2016
Weapons found buried in sand

DISCOVERY: Grenades, ammo and guns on field

Tip-off leads to discovery of guns, ammo and grenades.

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a small cache of arms and ammunition buried in an open veldjie.

Cops acted on a tip-off on Monday when they were led to the field on the corner of Pallotti Road and Robert Sobukwe Drive in Montana.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk says several of the weapons, including grenades and ammunition, were buried in the sand.

“Bishop Lavis police were busy with crime prevention duties when they received information about possible ammunition buried in sand,” he says.

“They found a piece of ceiling on the field, lifted it and started digging (in) the sand.

“After a while they found a bag and on opening it they found a small grenade, smoke grenade, 9mm, R5, AK47 and R1 magazines and also various ammunition for (the) firearms.

“An enquiry was registered for investigation.”

Police are also investigating the discovery of a gun on the premises of the Uniting Reform Church in Weltevreden Road in Mitchells Plain.

It appears the firearm had a silencer attached.

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