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Two men expected in court for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition

Mar 9, 2017
Two men expected in court for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition

Two men, aged 20 and 21 yeas old, are expected in court on Thursday after they were arrested by Ngqamakhwe police on Wednesday with an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The men were arrested at Pakade Village Informal Settlement, Ngqamakhwe.

"The 20-year-old suspect was found with unlicensed firearm, namely a pistol," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The 21-year-old suspect was found with unlicensed fire arm namely a pistol and six rounds of ammunition."

Captain Manatha said that both suspects have been charged with possession of unlicensed fire arms and ammunition.

"They will appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Thursday," he added.

"The fire arms will also be sent for ballistic tests to establish if they were not used in the commission of crime around Ngqamakhwe."