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Man appears before Humansdorp court for possession of stolen firearm

Jan 29, 2019
Man appears before Humansdorp court for possession of stolen firearm

The Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday postponed the case of a 21-year-old man, who appeared before the court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm.

"Jade Borcherds (21) briefly appeared in the Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and his case was postponed to Monday, 4 February 2019 for a bail application," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"Police arrested Borcherds on Sunday, around 8am, after they were alerted about a man that was walking in Oliphant Street, Humansdorp, with a firearm."

Firearm found on suspect wast stolen in Jeffreys Bay

He said that a preliminary investigation has revealed that a 7.65mm calibre pistol that was allegedly found in possession of the suspect was stolen at a house in Jeffreys Bay in August 2017.

"In separate incidents, Humansdorp SAPS arrested a total of 30 suspects in a space of 72 hours for crimes ranging from robbery aggravating to possession of illicit drugs," Sergeant Nkohli said.

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, lauded residents for their tip-offs to police.

"Most of these arrests were due to reliable information from residents," added Brig Lebok.

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