The efforts of members attached to Operation Combat to address gang related crime in this province were rewarded last night with the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of a prohibited firearm and drugs. In Bonteheuwel a 27 year old suspect was arrested for being in possession of two packets of tik with an estimated street value of R 20 000 after he was stopped and searched for acting suspiciously. In Elsies River members acted on a tip off and searched a residence in Maria Street where they discovered a prohibited firearm and ammunition, as well as a variety of drugs to the value of R 6600. The suspect, a 42 year old man was arrested. Both suspects are due to make a court appearance in Bishop Lavis court once they have been charged.