A 35-year-old man was arrested after he was found in possession of a prohibited firearm in Manenberg yesterday morning.
Metro police officers attached to the tactical response unit, who were responding to a shot spotter alert, found the suspect among a group of people with a firearm in hand.
He tried to hide the firearm, but the officers saw it and proceeded to search him.
They recovered the weapon and found that the serial number had been filed off.
The suspect was taken to the Manenberg police station.