Female suspect arrested with three firearms in Lentegeur

With our focus on violent and serious crimes in this province, we are closing the net on armed criminals. Late last night, police in Lentegeur reacted on a tip-off and searched a residence in Varing Street where three firearms, comprising of a 9mm pistol with a serial number, a .22 revolver reported stolen in Caledon, and .45 pistol with no serial number were confiscated.

The suspect, a 45-year-old female was arrested and she is expected to make a court appearance in Mitchells Plain tomorrow. Two days before, the son of the suspect was arrested in Lentegeur, also in possession of an unlicensed firearm. He too is expected to make a court appearance on Monday.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ke Jula, warned criminals that we will maintain our frequency of operations in crime affected areas until we are satisfied with the levels of crime.