Suspect arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Zwelitsha detectives arrested a 45-year-old man on Tuesday night, at about 23:00, for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, Eastern Cape police said.

“Police received information about a man in Sweetwaters, near King Williams Town, who was in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.  

“The information led them to a house where in they found a bag with a 9mm Norinco firearm and a magazine with four rounds hidden inside the garage. The serial number of the firearm was filed off,” the police said in a statement. 

The suspect was arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

He will appear in the King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Thursday.