Two suspects, aged 37 and 39 wanted for a Vryheid cash-in-transit case, have been arrested by a multi-disciplinary organised crime team operation.
It was learnt that four firearms had been recovered by the Police.
The team which includes the National DPCI Tactical Operations Response Management team, Tracker Connect and Gauteng Traffic Police Saturation Unit arrested the suspects based on intelligence.
According to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), information led the operational team to a car wash in Johannesburg, and upon arrival at the car wash, the wanted suspect was spotted, contained and arrested.
“ Further intelligence was gained which led the team to Katlehong area where a second suspect was arrested with two unlicensed AK 47 rifles & ammunition at a petrol station along the N3.
” Additional intelligence information was gained and followed up to an address in Vosloorus.
“ Upon searching the residence an AK 47 rifle, a R5 rifle, ammunition, bullet proof vests and signal jamming device were recovered.
The two vehicles belonging to each of the suspects were seized for further investigation. The suspects will appear in court on March 24,” a statement signed by Colonel Katlego Mogale said.