4 Suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, Welkom

South African Police Service

4 Suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, Welkom
4 Suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, Welkom. Photo: SAPS

Four suspects will appear at Welkom Magistrate’s Court soon after they were arrested on Sunday, 21 March 2021 at about 16:00 following an intervention by Parkroad Tactical Response Team.

The team followed up on crime intelligence led information of suspects that are coming from Gauteng to Welkom who are in possession of firearms. It was said the alleged suspects are driving a white Hyundai Matrix with GP registration.

The suspects were traced and intercepted at Chopin Street, in Riebeeckstad, Welkom. The vehicle as well as four occupants in the vehicle were searched and two unlicensed firearms, a 38 special revolver and a 9mm pistol with serial numbers filed off, were found and confiscated.

All suspects aged between 30 and 42 from various areas in Gauteng were arrested and will appear at Welkom Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions.

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