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Two arrested with illegal firearms in Baziya

Oct 30, 2019
Two arrested with illegal firearms in Baziya

Mthatha - In a quest for creating a gun-free society, the OR Tambo District members continued with efforts to seize illegal firearms and arresting those in possession of them.

"The National Intervention Unit members followed up on an information about a man, who was in possession of an unlicensed firearm at Lugxogxo locality in Baziya on Tuesday, at about 18h45," described police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"An Uzzi machine gun with three rounds was seized."

She said that a 58-year-old man was also arrested by Ngqeleni Vispol members after they followed an information at Ndonga locality Nqanda A/A on Wednesday, at about 01h30.

"He was found in possession of a 9mm Luger pistol with two rounds of ammunition."

Both suspects will be appearing before their respective courts on Wednesday facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

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