The Hawks’ Cash-In-Transit Task Team in a joint operation with Tactical Response Team (TRT) conducted a disruptive operation at Mthatha Taxi rank Circus Triangle where a 42-year-old suspect from Lusikisiki was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition on 19 April 2023.
The suspect will make his first court appearance in Libode Magistrate’s Court on 25 April 2023.
On 19 April 2023, the CIT Task Team together with TRT conducted a disruptive operation during the investigation on CIT robberies that had taken place around the area where the 42-year-old suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition.
His cellphone was also seized for investigation.
Preliminary investigation linked the suspect to a number of CIT robberies.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are imminent. The Provincial Head, Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya commended the joint effort of the teams as it is continuously yielding fruitful results.