South Africa: Bishop Lavis Gangster Arrested With an Unlicensed Firearm

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With gang violence and associated crimes in our sights, members of Operation Thunder conducted a search operation in Bishop Lavis on Saturday evening which landed a 23 year old man behind bars for being in possession of a 9mm pistol without a serial number and 16 rounds of ammunition. The suspect, with links to a local gang in the area is due to make a court appearance in Bishop Lavis this morning to face a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Lt Gen KE Jula said that the days are numbered for those responsible for the violence in the gang affected areas of this province.

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