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Bethelsdorp teen arrested with illegal firearm, ammunition and stolen property

Jul 20, 2017
Bethelsdorp teen arrested with illegal firearm, ammunition and stolen property

A 18-year-old man will appear in court on Friday after he was busted by Port Elizabeth police for possession of an illegal firearm as well as suspected stolen property.

"On Wednesday, at about 18:30, members from SAPS Bethelsdorp were patrolling in Gloxinia Street when they noticed a suspicious looking male," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The officers approached the male and upon searching him recovered a 9mm Lugar firearm, 13 rounds of ammunition, two shotgun rounds and a magazine."

She said that the teenager was detained on charges of illegal possession of a prohibited firearm, illegal possession of ammunition x2, conspiracy to commit a crime, theft and possession of suspected stolen property. 

He will appear in court on Friday.