Five arrested on gun charge

Five men were arrested for possession of this unlicensed pistol, say Lansdowne police.

By Nabeelah Mohedeen

Five men were arrested in Crawford, on Wednesday November 3, for possession of an unlicensed gun, police say.

The men had raised the suspicions of a Repulse Road shopowner who had reported them to the police, said Lansdowne police spokesman Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka.

Officers had spotted the men sitting in a VW Polo that had no registration number, and when they had searched the vehicle, they had found a 9mm pistol under the driver’s seat, he said.