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City agencies recover a dozen firearms in a week<p>​</p><span><p>The City's Law Enforcement Department made 128 arrests, and issued 4 343 notices for various by-law offences.</p><p> <br></p><p>Officers attached to LEAP, which is a partnership programme with the Western Cape Government, made 91 arrests. They also confiscated nine firearms during this period.</p><p> </p><p>In the most recent incident, officers responded to a tip-off about a firearm and drugs being kept at a house in Kraaifontein yesterday afternoon at 17:30.</p><p> </p><p>On arrival, the officers engaged the homeowner and he showed them a gas gun. However, officers spotted a 9mm pistol laying on a shelf in the shop attached to the house. The owner admitted he did not have a licence for the firearm. Officers then conducted a search and also came upon 5,7 kilograms of dagga.</p><p> </p><p>The firearm, six rounds of ammunition and the drugs were handed over to Kraaifontein SAPS, while the suspect was detained for further investigation.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>Metro Police Department</strong></p><p> </p><p>Metro Police officers made 127 arrests, and issued 3 535 fines for traffic and by-law offences. Officers also recovered three firearms and made arrests in all the cases.</p><p> </p><ul><li>In the early hours of Saturday morning, a 36-year-old woman was arrested for possession of a 9mm Taurus pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition in Manenberg</li><li>On Friday afternoon, officers recovered a .38 special Taurus revolver and six rounds of ammunition in Mitchells Plain after responding to a shooting incident in the area. They arrested a 38-year-old man</li><li>On Friday morning, officers arrested a 36-year-old woman for the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in Siqalo</li></ul><p> </p><p>'Not only is the number of arrests being made increasing over time, but our staff are taking more and more illegal firearms off the streets. As mentioned recently, in the last financial year, Law Enforcement and Metro Police officers recovered 206 firearms, 239 imitation or replica firearms, and 2 260 rounds of ammunition. That these confiscations are becoming such a regular occurrence is bittersweet. On the one hand it speaks to the hard work and dedication of our staff in the face of danger, but on the other it continues to raise so many questions about supply lines. Where are all of these firearms coming from and what are we doing, as a country, to get a grip on gun violence?,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:800px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p><strong>Traffic Services</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Officers arrested 84 suspects – 64 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 20 for reckless and negligent driving.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">They also recorded 64 093 traffic offences, impounded 137 public transport vehicles and executed 1 621 warrants of arrest.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Public Emergency Communication Centre</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The PECC recorded 1 923 incidents over the past weekend.</p><p> </p><p>Requests for medical assistance accounted for 43% of all calls, while by-law complaints accounted for 22% of incidents logged.</p><p> </p><p>A total of 147 assaults were recorded, along with 21 domestic violence incidents, 53 motor vehicle accidents and 10 accidents involving pedestrians.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1071px;" /> </figure><strong>End</strong><br></span><p><br></p>2022-10-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#1590d31e-7ad8-4e2e-9ac0-344400d98f63;L0|#01590d31e-7ad8-4e2e-9ac0-344400d98f63|traffic services;GP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity10

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