During the weekly disruptive Operation O Kae Molao in Tshwane District, the Flying Squad Unit, K9 and Crime Intelligence followed up on information and pounced on a suspect at Atterdgeville. The suspect was found in possession of a rifle and a pistol with no serial number. He was arrested for possession of illegal firearms and he further led the police to another suspect who was also found in possession of two pistols that had no serial numbers. A preliminary investigation linked both suspects to a number of cases of murder.
Another intelligence information led police to Olievenhoutbosch where a man was found in possession of a rifle and pistol. He was also arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms.
The Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders who avail themselves every week to ensure safety and security of the inhabitants of Gauteng Province. He also thanked the community members who continue to report criminal activities and also give tip-offs to the police.
All arrested suspects will appear at the various Magistrates’ Courts from Monday, 17 January 2022.