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69-year-old Ngqeleni man arrested, illegal firearm seized

Sep 21, 2018
69-year-old Ngqeleni man arrested, illegal firearm seized

A 69-year-old man has been arrested by Ngqeleni Vispol members during an operation that was conducted at Mpoza locality in Ngqeleni during the early hours of Friday, at about 02h00.

"Members were acting on a tip-off that led to the arrest of the suspect after having been found at his homestead in possession of an unlicensed firearm - a 9mm pistol with one round of ammunition," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"He will appear before the court in Ngqeleni on Friday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition."

The Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza applauded members and said "These are good results of working together with our communities hence it is important for us to build good relations with them. Let's profile him and link that firearm."

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