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Welkom man arrested with 11 illegal firearms and 314 rounds of ammunition

Aug 28, 2017
Welkom man arrested with 11 illegal firearms and 314 rounds of ammunition

A man from Welkom, in the Free State, is expected in court soon after he was arrested over the weekend with a cache of firearms and ammunition.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Sam Makhele, on Sunday, an intelligence-led operation was conducted with Public Order Police and K-9 unit members at St Helena, Welkom.

"One persons was arrested for the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition," he said.

During the operation, several unlicensed firearms were seized at a municipal sewerage farm in St Helena, Welkom;

  • 3x R1 rifles
  • 1x Uzzi rifle
  • 1x shotgun
  • 2× Revolvers
  • 4x pistols

Brigadier Sam Makhele said that the following ammunition was also confiscated;

  • R5 - 75 round of ammunition
  • Revolver – 124 rounds of ammunition
  • 9mm – 115 rounds of ammunition.

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