Masondo said the suspects are facing charges of dealing and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. 

He said it was established the suspects were previously arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms.

In a separate matter, Masonso said as police continued the fight against the proliferation of firearms in Gauteng, another suspect, aged 33, was arrested in Rietgat, Tshwane, on Tuesday after he was found with an unlicensed firearm.

According to Masondo, the suspect is alleged to have been involved in hijackings and robberies in the area.

“Police are working with the community to recover the weapons used in the commission of serious and violent crimes in Alexandra and other parts of Gauteng.”

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