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Firearms stolen in Algoa Park, Kuruman and Plett found at Gelvandale home

Oct 30, 2019
Firearms stolen in Algoa Park, Kuruman and Plett found at Gelvandale home

Port Elizabeth - An intelligence-led operation led to the confiscation of eight firearms and an arrest at a house in Hillside in Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday morning.

"At about 10:30, Anti Gang Unit members executed a search warrant at a house in 3rd Avenue in Hillside," said police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana.

"Anti- Gang Unit members searched the house for firearms, ammunition and drugs.

"A total of eight firearms, a firearm barrel, two zipguns, some ammunition and firearm parts were seized."

Brig Kinana said that the firearms were pistols and revolvers.

"Three firearms were reported stolen in Algoa Park, Kuruman and Plettenberg Bay. Ballistics will be conducted on the other firearms."

He added that a 38-year-old male suspect was detained on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as illegal firearm manufacturing. He is expected to appear in court soon.

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, commended the team on the excellent recovery and arrest.

"The combatting of serious and violent crimes in the Northern areas of Port Elizabeth is dependent on the confiscation and seizure of illegal firearms. It is a serious concern when these firearms are in the hands of criminals who commit serious and violent crimes," added Lt Gen Ntshinga.

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