62-year-old man in custody for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - APRIL 3, 2017
62-year-old man in custody for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

A 62-year-old Msobomvu man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by local police for possession of unlicensed firearm, a pistol with five live rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Saturday, at about 16:00, at Magalakangqa Village, in Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect was arrested following police intelligence that he was in possession of unlicensed firearm.

"He has been charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

"The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Butterworth."

The suspect is expected before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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