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Trio expected in court for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition

Feb 6, 2018
Trio expected in court for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition

Effort by the Ngqamakhwe police to clamp down on the proliferation of illegal firearms paid off when they arrested three men, aged 37, 41 and 43 years old, for possession of two unlicensed firearms - pistols with 13 rounds of ammunition.

"The suspects were arrested on Monday at about 17:00," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"They were arrested at Ndaba Locality, Nqancule Village, Ngqamakhwe."

He said that the firearms will also be sent for ballistic tests to establish if they were not used in the commission of crime around Ngqamakhwe and the surrounding areas.

"The suspects are all appearing before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Tuesday."