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Suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearm in Motherwell

Nov 19, 2018
Suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearm in Motherwell

A 38-year-old male suspect was arrested during the early hours of Sunday for the illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth.

"This followed after Motherwell Operational Command Centre members received information of suspects with firearms at a taxi rank in Ngonyama Street, NU8 Motherwell," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"On police arrival, at the taxi rank, at 23:45, the suspect started running away and threw the firearm over a fence.

"The members managed to arrest him and recovered the 9mm pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition."

Capt Beetge said that he will be appearing before the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Monday to face charges of the illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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