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King Williams Town man arrested with grenade and illegal firearms

Feb 21, 2019
King Williams Town man arrested with grenade and illegal firearms

In a crime intelligence-driven operation, the King Williams Town Flying Squad, together with K9 Unit, recovered a hand grenade and illegal firearms and arrested one suspect.

"On Monday afternoon, at about 12h30, police followed an information they received about explosives allegedly kept in a house at Zwartberg street, West Bank, King Williams Town," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"On arrival, police members searched the yard and recovered an empty cash box and a shotgun."

She said that thorough investigation led police to a house and upon searching it, they recovered hand grenade and 9mm pistol with a magazine hidden in a small bag.

King Williams Town police commended for arrest

"A 27-year-old male was arrested and charged for possession of explosives and unlicensed firearms," Capt Mawisa said.

He appeared at the King Williams Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

King Williams Town Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, appreciated the swift response by police after information sharing by community.

He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information that led to the recovery of the explosives and firearms and prevented crime.

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