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Trio busted with illegal firearms by East London police

Oct 23, 2019
Trio busted with illegal firearms by East London police

East London - Three male suspects arrested and two firearms recovered after an intelligent operation that was conducted by East London Detectives.

"The operation was conducted from 02:00am and still continuing; it led to NU15 Mdantsane where a 23-year-old suspect was arrested in possession of a CZ pistol with three live rounds," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"Further interview with the suspect took the detectives to Peelton Village and another two suspects, aged 25 and 30 years, were arrested and Taurus .38 special revolver with one live round was recovered.

"Both firearms are in good condition with serial numbers, which will be checked for ownership. Investigation is still continuing."

Capt Mqala said that two counts of possession of firearms and ammunition cases has been opened to the relevant stations.

"These suspects are linked with business robberies that recently took place in East London," she added.

"All suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Thursday."

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