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Qumbu man busted with illegal firearm and ammo

Jan 1, 2020
Qumbu man busted with illegal firearm and ammo

Qumbu - TRT members deployed in Qumbu, in the OR Tambo District, followed up on a positive information that led to the arrest of a 58-year-old man at Gabazi locality in Qumbu on Tuesday, at about 00h30.

"The suspect was found in possession of a 9mm Star pistol with six rounds," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

She said that the operation continued to another homestead in the same locality where a 33-year-old man was arrested after he was found in possession of a 9mm Parabellum with three rounds whilst a Revolver with six rounds was recovered as a found property after its owner escaped the arrest at the same locality.

"These are the fruits of working hand in glove with the community. We should always keep good relations with them and we always appreciate and respect those community members that listen to our call in the fight against crime," said Eastern Cape SAPS Commissioner, Lt General Liziwe Ntshinga.

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