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Four arrested in Queenstown with illegal firearm

Jan 3, 2020
Four arrested in Queenstown with illegal firearm

Queenstown - Queenstown police arrested three men and a woman for possession of unlicensed firearm. 

"The suspects aged 33, 35, 30, and 30 year-old woman were arrested on Thursday, at about 14:30," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha. 

"The suspects were driving from Ntabethemba Village to Queenstown with a sedan car. They were stopped and searched by police."

Capt Manatha said that a firearm namely a pistol was found hidden in their car.

"The firearm had no ammunition and no license," he described.

"The suspects are due to appear before the Queenstown Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm."

He added that the firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Queenstown and the surrounding towns.

Queenstown Police Cluster Commander, Major General Funeka Siganga, praised the police for being alert.

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