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Centane man expected in court for illegal firearm and ammunition

MARCH 27, 2017
Centane man expected in court for illegal firearm and ammunition

A 45-year-old man is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by the Butterworth Cluster Task Team over the weekend for possession of an unlicensed firearm, a pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Sunday, at about 02:00, at Khabakazi Location, Centule Village, in Centane," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The task team acted on police intelligence that the suspect was in possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

"The firearm will also be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Centane."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect will appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.