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Man arrested for possession of late police officer's firearms

Jul 21, 2018
Man arrested for possession of late police officer's firearms

A 44-year-old man is expected in court soon after he was arrested by police for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

"On Thursday, K9 and Cluster task team officers were operating at Mfundisweni Locality and arrested a 44-year-old for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition," said police spokesperson, Captain Nozuko Handile.

"They found a Tuurus pistol with 40 live rounds. They followed up on positive information, which lead to them to get an R5 rifle and two magazines as well as 51 live rounds."

Capt Handile said that a police appointment certificate was also found at the home of the suspect.

"Through questioning, they discovered that the owner of the house was a police officer, but he has passed away," she described.

The suspect will appear before court soon.