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24-year-old woman arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

Jan 18, 2017
24-year-old woman arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

A 24-year-old Ngqamakhwe woman is expected in court on Wednesday after she was arrested local police for possession of unlicensed firearm - a pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, at about 15:00, at Mkiva Location, Sokapase Village, Ngqamakhwe," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson  Manatha.

"The suspect was arrested following police intelligence that she was in possession of unlicensed firearm.

"The firearm will also be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used to commit crime around Ngqamaakhwe."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect is appearing before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.