Man busted in possession of unlicensed firearm

MARCH 22, 2017
Man busted in possession of unlicensed firearm

Msobomvu police on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm, a 9mm Norinco pistol.

"The weapon had a magazine with no ammunition. The suspect was arrested at Msobomvu Township, in Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Police were doing stop and search operation when the suspect was arrested.

"The firearm is being circulated to establish its lawful owner. The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to find out if it was not used in the commission of crime around Butterworth."

The suspect is expected to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm.