A taxi driver was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm in the Gardens area yesterday.
The driver was stopped by law enforcement auxiliary officers for a traffic transgression.
After interviewing the man, the officers discovered an unlicensed Norinco 9mm pistol on him.
The firearm was originally licensed to the taxi driver, but he failed to renew it after expiry in December 2013.
The driver was arrested and taken to the Cape Town police station.