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Ngqamakhwe teenager arrested with illegal firearm

Aug 7, 2017
Ngqamakhwe teenager arrested with illegal firearm

Ngqamakhwe police over the weekend arrested an 18-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm, namely a pistol with six rounds of ammunition.

"The suspect was arrested on Saturday at Ntabeni Location, in Cegcuwana Village, Ngqamakhwe," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

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

Captain Manatha said that the firearm will be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crime around Ngqamakhwe.

The suspect will appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.