Tip-off lands man in custody for illegal possession of firearm, Zonkizizwe

South African Police Service

Tip-off lands man in custody for illegal possession of firearm, Zonkizizwe
Tip-off lands man in custody for illegal possession of firearm, Zonkizizwe

On Sunday, 28 August 2020, Zonkizizwe police arrested a 33-year-old man at his house in Zone 4 for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Police were on routine patrol when they received an anonymous tip-off of a man in possession of a firearm. According to the information received, the man was allegedly driving a blue Polo threatening community members with his firearm.

The police operationalised the information and spotted the vehicle parked in a yard in Zone 4.

On the arrival, the suspect was searched and found in possession of a firearm and ammunition to which he failed to produce a license. He was immediately arrested.

The firearm will be subjected to ballistic examination to determine if it was involved to commit any other crime.

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