Police seize illegal firearm

The Rossi.38 Special police found while searching the taxi.

Police arrested a 30-year-old taxi driver in Bellville for being in possession of an illegal firearm on Wednesday August 2.

Bellville police’s Warrant Officer Martin Schutte and constables Nataline Appolis and Sibulelo Sobekwa were stationed at a roadblock in Strand Street when they noticed an orange taxi.

Spokeswoman Warrant Officer Henrietta van Niekerk said Constable Appolis had immediately recognised the taxi as the one described by the complainant in an assault case the day before.

The officers searched the taxi and took the taxi driver to the police station, where they recovered a loaded Rossi.38 Special.