Butterworth man behind bars for possession of illegal gun and ammo

BY CHARL BOSCH - DECEMBER 14, 2015

Butterworth police have confirmed the arrest of a 35-year old man in connection with the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Speaking in a statement, police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the suspect was arrested in Mcubakazi Township on Saturday afternoon, after the discovery of 16 rounds of ammunition and a pistol, which had the serial number filed off.

Manatha said the man, who is alleged to be involved with a number of armed robberies in the Willowvale area, is due to appear in the Butterworth Magistrates’ Court today on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.