Arms stash seized in Cape Town

Time of article published Jan 15, 2011

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A “huge” assortment of explosives, firearms, ammunition and replica firearms were seized on Friday at a farm in Durbanville, Western Cape police said.

The stash of ammunition included: two pistols, two rifles, a shotgun, a rifle barrel, a firearm frame without a barrel, two deactivated rifles, six magazines, nine empty shotgun shelves, 655 mixed live rounds, 14 rifle replicas, a teargas canister and a green ammunition case, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

Police opened an docket for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

“Of concern to the SAPS is the discovery of replica firearm devices in the lot, Filander said.

Members of the public were warned that the illegal possession of replica firearm devices was a punishable offence, he said. - Sapa

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