Kwanobuhle SAPS arrest suspects with unlicensed firearm

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Kwanobuhle SAPS arrest suspects with unlicensed firearm
Kwanobuhle SAPS arrest suspects with unlicensed firearm

The proliferation of illegal firearms in the Uitenhage Cluster remains a high priority for SAPS. The immediate action by members of SAPS Kwanobuhle resulted in the arrest of three suspects as well as the recovery of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on 31 December 2018, at about 11:15.

Members were performing routine patrols in Patsha Street, Kwanobuhle when they noticed a black Peugeot with three occupants driving suspiciously in the area. Police officials pulled the vehicle off the road and upon searching the vehicle they discovered a 9mm pistol which was found inside the vehicle.

The three male suspects aged between 25 and 40 were detained on a charge of illegal possession of a 9mm firearm and ammunition.

Suspects are expected to appear in the Kwanobuhle Magistrates court soon.

The acting Uitenhage Cluster commander, Brig Ronald Koll expressed his appreciation to the members who were quick to react and apprehend the suspects. “The deployment of additional members during the festive period paid off today as the members prevented serious crimes from occurring in the cluster”.

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