Firearms, ammunition found in flat in the south of Johannesburg

Firearms, ammunition found in flat in the south of Johannesburg

Gauteng Police have recovered a large number of firearms and ammunition in a flat in the south of Johannesburg during a raid for suspected drugs.

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Gauteng police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters says police received information of suspected drug dealing at a residential complex in Winchester Hills, Booysens. 


"The team spotted the two vehicles of interest pull up next to each other in the parking lot at the complex and executed a take-down, arresting one suspect after witnessing a transfer of unknown parcels from one vehicle to the other. The second suspect fled and evaded arrest," says Peters.


However, the team found much more than drugs in the flat.


Peters says an on-site investigation recovered – amongst others - two AK-47 rifles, an LM-5 Rifle, three shotguns and a revolver. 


She adds bullet-proof vests, security dashboard lights, ammunition, teargas and smoke canisters and a practice hand grenade were also seized.  


"All relevant crime scene management role players were summoned to the scene and the multi-disciplinary team after processing the scene confirmed that the parcels that were moved between the suspects' vehicles contained an undisclosed amount of cash suspected to be the proceeds of drug sales, as well as five bags whose contents will be determined pending forensic analysis," says Peters. 


A suspect from Sunnyside in Pretoria was arrested on the scene, while a second suspect fled.


Police investigations are ongoing. 


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