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Mthatha man arrested with several illegal firearms and ammo

Nov 9, 2018
Mthatha man arrested with several illegal firearms and ammo

A 28-year-old man was arrested by Crime Intelligence and K9 members in Norwood, Mthatha, on Thursday, at about 14h00.

"The suspect was driving a white Mercedes Benz when he was stopped by these members and his vehicle was searched," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"Two 9mm Norinco, two 9mm Star pistols and 39 live rounds were found.

"All the pistols serial numbers were filed off."

She said that hee will appear before Mthatha Magistrate's Court soon facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.

All the firearms will be sent for ballistic testing.

" Let's squeeze them and confiscate all these illegal firearms," said the Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.

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