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Men arrested with firearms and ammo near Peddie

Sep 21, 2018
Men arrested with firearms and ammo near Peddie

Two suspects are expected in court soon after they were arrested by police near Peddie on Thursday morning, carrying firearms and ammunition.

According to police spokesperson, Capt Mali Govender, the arrest came after police received information that a vehicle had dropped off two males on the R72, near Peddie at Nuur within the Port Alfred Cluster.

"The vehicle was circulated to all units and stations in the Eastern Cape," she said.

"SAPS members immediately responded and spotted two males whom they searched.

"Both males had gloves in their possession.

"Within close proximity of the suspects the members found a black bag containing three pistols and an R5 rifle. Several rounds of ammunition were also seized."

Capt Govender said that both male suspects, aged 27 and 39, were arrested and detained on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Brigadier Morgan Govender Port Alfred Cluster Commander praised the members for their speedy response to the information.

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