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Stutterheim police arrest two, seize several types of firearms and ammunition

Jan 19, 2019
Stutterheim police arrest two, seize several types of firearms and ammunition

Two men are expected in court on Monday after they were arrested by Stutterheim police in an intelligence driven-operation conducted by various units at a farm in Stutterheim.

"Several firearms, including two rifles with a magazine, and thirty one rounds of ammunition were seized," said police spokesperson, Capt Mali Govender.

"A male, aged 40, was arrested and faces a charge of unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunition."

She said that, during the operation another male, aged 54, was arrested for unlawful possession of fire arms and unlawful possession of ammunition.

"Several firearms including two rifles, a .22 pistol, two 12 gauge shotguns and over 100 rifle rounds were seized."

Stutterheim police commended for seizing firearms and ammunition

Capt Govender said that the proliferation of firearms remains a priority within the SAPS and every endeavour is being made de-resource criminals and prevent the circulation of firearms, which are being used to commit crimes.

Acting Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen Andre Swart, applauded the team and warned criminals, "Our specialised team are gathering information on the criminals plans.

"Over the last couple of weeks we have made major breakthrough and will continue to do so. Let our actions spread among the criminal community that we are out there to get you!"

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