Mthatha police crackdown on proliferation of illegal firearms

South African Police Service

Mthatha police crackdown on proliferation of illegal firearms
Mthatha police crackdown on proliferation of illegal firearms

A 27 year old man was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition at Msintsana locality Mkankatho A/A in Libode yesterday, 26 September 2018 at about 16h30.

The suspect who was apprehended by the community was found in possession of a Baby Brown pistol with one live round and was handed over to police. He will appear before Libode Magistrate Court soon.

In an unrelated incident, a 20 year old man was arrested by Mthatha members who followed up on information that yielded positive results when they found the suspect at his home in possession of a 7.65 pistol with one empty cartridge. He will appear before Bityi Periodical Court soon.

Both the firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if it were used in the commission of any crimes in the country.

“Let’s stop the proliferation of firearms in our area because they are in wrong hands. We notice and appreciate the communities that always assist in fighting crime. Everybody must join hands with us in fighting crime.” Said the Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service