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Stolen firearms, ammo and drugs recovered during operation by East London police

Aug 16, 2018
Stolen firearms, ammo and drugs recovered during operation by East London police

A swift intelligence-driven operation was conducted by Mdantsane Crime Intelligence and OCC members on Wednesday night in Duncan Village area of East London.

"Mdantsane OCC and Crime intelligence members followed an information of a police firearm that was robbed where they went to C-section in Duncan Village and managed to recover a 9mm pistol with 11 live rounds that belongs to the police officer," described police spokesperson, W/O Hazel Mqala.

"Three male suspects, aged between 18-25, were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition."

She said that a Winchester 303 hunting rifle with 11 live rounds and seven R5 live rounds was also recovered at Tsenego Street in Duncan Village.

"A 25 years old male suspect was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition," W/O Mqala added.

"The rifle has been linked to a Kei Mouth housebreakin."

She also said that a Norinco 9mm pistol with five live rounds and one catridge was also recovered at NU1 Mdantsane.

"A 25 years old male suspect was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition," W/O Maqala said.

"It was discovered that the suspect stole the firearm from his mother, who has no safe at home.

"A case of negligence with a firearm will be opened against the mother of the suspect."

She also said that 18 Bompies and an arm of dagga were found at Msintsi Location and a 28-year-old male suspect was arrested for possession of dagga.

"Four suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court and the other two at Mdantsane Magistrate's Court."

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