CT spouses captured, found in possession of illicit firearm, ammunition and drugs

Two alleged members of a gang were nabbed in possession of stolen property, an illegal firearm, ammunition and drugs in Cape Town on Wednesday. The two appeared to be a married couple and were previously suspected of being involved in gang-related activities in the Elsies River area, the CT police reported.

The man and the woman, aged 46 and 42 respectively, were apprehended in an operation conducted by the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) squad on Tuesday night. The special crew officers were acting on information of possible gang-related activities at a residence in Grand Vue Avenue in Elsies River.

During the operation, the officers raided a house believed to be used as a storage facility for a local gang in the area.

According to police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, the search resulted in the seizure of a .45 Norinco pistol, nine .45 rounds, nine 9mm rounds, 450 mandrax tablets. The police also restored three laptops, 11 cellphones and R4, 368 in cash.

The suspects are in custody right now waiting to make their first court appearance in Goodwood.

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