Police recover more illegal firearms, Gqeberha

South African Police Service

Police recover more illegal firearms, Gqeberha
Police recover more illegal firearms, Gqeberha

The recovery of illegal firearms is a continuous effort as police urge residents to blow the whistle on criminals who are in possession of illegal firearms.

On Friday, 19 March 2021, at about 20:40, Anti-Gang Unit members followed up on information received about a male brandishing a firearm at residents in the Motherwell area. The suspect’s house in Sixwila Street in NU8 was identified and searched. A 28-year-old male was found in possession of a 9mm pistol and 13 rounds of ammunition.

Ownership is yet to be established. He was arrested and detained on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He will appear in the Motherwell Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 in respect of his charges.

Also on 20 March 2021, at about 04:00, SAPS Bethelsdorp followed up on information about a firearm at a house in Italy Street in Timothy Valley. On arrival, members confronted the owner who denied any claim of a firearm in his house. The house was thoroughly searched and a 9mm pistol was found under the bed in the bedroom.

Four rounds of ammunition were also found in the living room. No arrest was made, only the confiscation of the firearm and ammunition. The serial number was filed off.

An integrated intelligence driven search involving, K9 Unit, Flying Squad and the Crime Combating Unit resulted in the confiscation of 15 rounds of ammunition after a search warrant was executed at a house in Shamrock Street in Kabega Park on the night of 20 March 2021. At about 23:00, the premises was searched and the rounds were found in the yard.

An enquiry docket was opened for further investigation.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service