Cape Town – The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement unit is beaming with pride after successfully storming a known gang residence in Scottsdene, Kraaifontein, to retrieve a firearm and ammunition.
Safety and Security Mayco member JP Smith said the operation took place on Monday evening after officers received an anonymous tip-off about a firearm which was being kept at the residence.
He said: “At about 7pm on Monday, LEAP members in Kraaifontein received intelligence of a firearm being held at a residence within Scottsdene. While the location was considered a stronghold of the 28s mobster gang, members proceeded to the premises and questioned a person at the location.”
Smith said officers conducted a search which led to the discovery of a 7.65 Browning pistol with seven rounds of ammunition.
“On the premises, officers encountered a 32-year-old male who they then arrested for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and handed over to Kraaifontein SAPS for processing and prosecution.”