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Ngqamakhwe man busted in possession of illegal firearm and ammo

Jun 17, 2018
Ngqamakhwe man busted in possession of illegal firearm and ammo

Ngqamakhwe police arrested a 30-year-old man on Saturday, at about 14:00, at Ntabeni Locality, Mkiva Village, Ngqamakhwe.

"The suspect was found with unlicensed firearm - namely a pistol with three live rounds of ammunition and two magazines," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect was arrested following police intelligence that he was in possession of illegal firearm.

"The suspect has been charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition."

He said that the firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it has not been used in the commission of crime around Ngqamakhwe.

"The suspect is due to appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Monday."