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Man busted in Central with illegal firearm

Jul 10, 2018
Man busted in Central with illegal firearm

A man is expected in court soon after he was arrested by Port Elizabeth police with an illegal firearm.

"On Tuesday, at about 17:45, members from Mount Road COCC were patrolling in Lawrence Street, in Central,  Port Elizabeth, when they noticed three suspicious males walking," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu. 

"They stopped and on searching all three, they found a.38 revolver and ammunition in possession of one of the males. 

"The person (age unknown) was arrested and detained for illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition."

She said that the suspect is from Ext32 in  Bethelsdorp. 

He will appear in court on Wednesday.