Five arrested in Mthatha for possession of unlicensed firearms

OCTOBER 22, 2016

Five suspects, aged between 23 and 34 years, are expected in court soon after they were arrested by Mthatha police early on Friday morning during operation Vulindlela when they were found in possession of four unlicensed firearms.

"Three 9mm pistols and a 7.65 9mm pistol with thirty rounds of ammunition in total were seized," said local police in a statement.

The suspects are to appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of possession of illegal firearms and ammunition .

The vehicle in which they were travelling was also confiscated .