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Two busted with illegal firearm after Jeffreys Bay police receive tip-off

Aug 24, 2017
Two busted with illegal firearm after Jeffreys Bay police receive tip-off

Efforts to fight the proliferation of illegal firearms in the Jeffrey’s Bay area have once again yielded positive results when police recovered an unlicensed firearm with five live rounds of ammunition on Thursday morning. 

"The firearm was stashed in between a wall of a shack in Ocean view, Jeffrey’s Bay, and two men were arrested," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"On Thursday, at around 08:00, police received an information of a shack in Ocean view with an illegal firearm and obtained a search warrant. 

"At the address, police searched and recovered an unlicensed firearm, a Rossi 38 special, hidden in between a shack wall."

Sergeant Nkohli said that the arrested men are aged 26 and 44 years old and will appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. 

"One of the suspects is linked to a case of house robbery and will also be charged on that case," he added. 

"A firearm will be send to the laboratory for a ballistic analysis."