Man arrested for possession of illegal firearm

An 18-year-old man was arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition in Hanover Park yesterday.

Metro police officers, who were patrolling the area, received a tip-off that an illegal firearm was being in the area.

The officers went to investigate. 

They searched the house and found a firearm loaded with four 9mm live rounds of ammunition hidden under a dressing table.

A further search revealed two more live rounds of ammunition hidden in clothing. 

The suspect confirmed that the firearm belonged to him.

He was then arrested and taken to the Phillipi police station.