Man nabbed for unlicensed firearm outside tavern, Lusikisiki

Man nabbed for unlicensed firearm outside tavern, Lusikisiki
Man nabbed for unlicensed firearm outside tavern. Image source: Pixabay

An intelligence driven operation by members from Lusikisiki Public Order Policing (POPS) led to the recovery of a second illegal firearm in Lusikisiki within six days, and the sixth one for the OR Tambo District within the same period.

On Saturday, October 14 around 11:00, members operationalised an intelligence information about a man in a white VW Amarok who was said to have an illegal firearm, and was parked outside a tavern at Mcobothini locality in Lusikisiki.

Moments later, members pounced on the unsuspecting man, and on searching his bakkie police found a 9mm pistol without a magazine and he had no license to possess the firearm.

A 43-year-old man was arrested, and he is due to appear in the Lusikisiki Magistrates’ court on Monday, 16 October 2023, to face a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm.

Acting OR Tambo District Commissioner, Brigadier Vukile Ntandane commended members for their excellent work ethics. “This illegal firearm brings a total to six firearms that were confiscated in the district between Monday to Saturday. We are now short of one firearm to make it seven in a week, “concluded Brig Ntandane

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