Two persons were on Monday afternoon detained by the police after a high speed chase along the Industry railway embankment ended in the discovery of an unlicensed firearm and several rounds.
According to a police press release, ranks acting on intelligence received, intercepted a motor car around 1pm.
“As the lawmen were tactfully approaching the vehicle which had two males inclusive of the driver, it suddenly sped away and after a period of `hot pursuit’, the vehicle was intercepted”, the statement said.
The driver was promptly detained.
However, an occupant, who was brandishing a handgun, exited the motor car, removed the number plate from the vehicle and escaped into an empty lot.
He was later found hiding in the bushes.
A search of him later unearthed the unlicensed pistol with nine live rounds.
A mask was also found nearby.
The duo remain in custody and are likely to be charged soon.