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Dutywa man busted with illegal firearm

Feb 21, 2017
Dutywa man busted with illegal firearm

Dutywa police early on Tuesday morning arrested a 32-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm - a 9mm Norinco pistol, with one round of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested at about 02:15 at Jama Location, Qora Village, Dutywa," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The firearm will be circulated to establish its lawful owner.

"The weapon will further be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Dutywa."

He said that the suspect has been charged with unlawful possession of fire arm and ammunition.

The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.