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Butterworth man arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

Dec 22, 2017
Butterworth man arrested for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition

A 31-year-old Butterworth man will spend the Christmas long weekend behind bars after he was arrested by Msobomvu police for possession of unlicensed firearm, namely a 9 mm Norinco pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Thursday, at about 23:00, at Msobomvu Township, in Butterworth," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Police acted on police intelligence that the suspect had unlicensed firearm.

"The suspect has been charged with possession of unlicensed fire arm and ammunition."

He added that the firearm will be sent for ballistic test to verify if it was not used in the commission of crime around Butterworth.

"The suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday."