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An intelligence-driven operation where police worked very closely with the community, has led to the recovery of five rifles and one shotgun. Photo SuppliedPhoto by  ~ 

COPS found five rifles and a gun in Angelo squatter camp near Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, on Friday.

Police spokeswoman Brigadier Mathapelo Peters told Daily Sun: “No suspects have been arrested as the firearms were found abandoned in a vehicle.

“An investigation is underway.

“Police are positive that the suspects, who are unknown at this stage, will be arrested once forensic processing of the firearms has taken place.”

Peters told the People’s Paper that the cops also found live ammunition.

She said police will not rest in their attempt to fight crime.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela praised the cops for recovering the firearms.

“The recovery of firearms means a reduction in murders, hijackings, house and business robberies, as well as other serious and violent crimes.

“This was a job well done by members and the community,” Mawela said.

Meanwhile, two suspects were arrested for stealing a solar panel off the billboard in the Booysens area.

Communities are encouraged to report any criminal activity on 08600 10111 or to visit their nearest police station.

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