Ricochet News

Three suspects arrested for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition

Jul 14, 2017
Three suspects arrested for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition

The Mthatha Cluster’s Operation Fiela II continued with good results in our endeavours to fight crime and bring hope to the community of this area.

"The members operated and followed up an information on firearms at Lower Tyirha in Qumbu and three suspects, aged between 26 and 64 years old, were arrested after they were found with two 303 rifles with 33 rounds of ammunition, two magazines, 16 pistol rounds of ammunition and 51 dagga bompies," described police spokesperson,  Lt Col Mzukisi Fatyela.

"The suspects were arrested in an operation conducted at Qumbu during the early hours of Thursday and they will appear before Qumbu Magistrates’ Court on Friday for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition."