24-year-old Butterworth man arrested with unlicensed firearm and ammunition

APRIL 29, 2015

Butterworth Police Detectives arrested a 24-year-old man early on Wednesday morning, Eastern Cape police said.

"The suspect was arrested at Bungeni informal settlement following police intelligence. The suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect did not have a license for the weapon and ammunition. He has been charged with possession of an unlicensed fire arm and ammunition. The firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if it was used in the commission of other crimes around Butterworth," the police said.

The suspect will appear before Butterworth Magistrate Court on Thursday, 30 April 2015.

Image: Detective Sergeant Sibongile Maholwana of Butterworth Detectives displays the recovered firearm. Image: SAPS.