AK47 rifle recovered, suspect arrested, KWT

South African Police Service

AK47 rifle recovered, suspect arrested, KWT
AK47 rifle recovered, suspect arrested, KWT. Photo: SAPS

On 24 October 2019, police arrested a 66 year old male from Rhayi Location outside King Williams Town for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, intimidation and possession of dagga.

The arrest comes after Police were called to the location about a man who intimidated the community members with a firearm. On Police arrival they recovered AK47 rifle with a magazine and sixty (60) rounds of ammunition and twenty eight (28) loose R5 rifle ammunition rounds.

On further investigation, Police recovered a bag containing loose dagga and twenty six (26) arms of dagga and a pistol magazine and firearm cleaning kit.

The suspect will appear at Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 25 October 2019.

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga applauded the swift response by Police members in ensuring that at least one rifle is off the streets in saving one’s life. He encouraged the members to continue with their crime prevention duties to fight crime in creating a safe and secure environment for all.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service