CONFISCATED: Tokarev pistol and ammunition

On Tuesday afternoon, cops attached to the Crime Prevention Unit followed up on information that illegal ammunition was allegedly being held at a house in Thames Walk, Manenberg.

At the premises, police dug up 100 rounds of 10mm ammunition for a Tokarev pistol.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says cops are investigating the case and no arrests have been made.

On the same day, the SAPS Stabilisation Unit reacted to a tip-off about unlicensed firearms in Athlone and immediately started to patrol the area.

At about 6pm, they pulled over a Toyota Fortuner SUV on the corner of Turfhall Road and Jakes Gerwel Drive and found a .22 Baretta pistol and a magazine inside.

“The three occupants of the vehicle, aged 23, 24 and 44, all residents from Mitchells Plain were arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm.”

They appeared in court yesterday.

Top cops lauded the community for their efforts to put an end to crime through the tip-off.

They said the mense should keep on being active participants in prevention by reporting incidents which result in criminal activities.

“Police management praised the community for their involvement in the fight against crime and they also encourage the community to continue playing an active role in crime prevention by reporting incidents that lead to criminal behaviour,” Van Wyk said.