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Willowvale man arrested with illegal firearm and ammunition

Apr 4, 2018
Willowvale man arrested with illegal firearm and ammunition

Willowvale police arrested a 46-year-old man early on Wednesday morning, at about 00:15, at Willowvale Informal Settlement, in Willowvale.

"The suspect was found with an unlicensed firearm - a pistol, with four rounds of ammunition," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect was arrested following police intelligence that he was in possession of unlicensed firearm."

He said that the suspect is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

"The firearm will also be sent for ballistic test to establish if it was not used in the commission of crimes around Willowvale."