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Mthatha man busted in possession of stolen police firearm

Dec 19, 2019
Mthatha man busted in possession of stolen police firearm

Mthatha - Mthatha Vispol members followed up a positive information that led to an arrest of a 31-year-old after he was found in possession of a 9mm Parabellum pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition at Mpheko locality in Mthatha.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, at about 22h00.

"On testing the firearm it came out positive to belong to the SAPS and was reported stolen during burglary that occured at a police member's house at the same locality in October this year," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The suspect will be profiled and linked and the firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain whether it cannot be linked to other crimes."

On the other hand, a 21-year-old man was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs/dagga at Zimbane Valley in Mthatha on Wednesday, at about 13h00.

He was found in possession of six sachets of dagga; 16 Boss Mandrax tablets and a sum of R270 in cash.

Lastly, a 37-year-old man was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs after he was found in possession of eight sachets of Tik and R110 in cash.

"All the suspects will appear before Mthatha Magistrate's Court on Thursday."

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