Two arrested for unlicensed firearms, Germiston

Two arrested for unlicensed firearms, Germiston
Two arrested, possession of unlicensed firearms, Germiston Photo : SAPS

The multi-disciplinary approach to safety and security at the O R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is yielding results. This interdepartmental approach was established to root out criminals and criminality in the precinct of the OR Tambo International Airport.

On Thursday, 13 July 2017 at about 01:30, members of the Gauteng Flying squad on patrol along the N3 in the Germiston area noticed a white VW Golf 7 GTI with KZN registration plates. The vehicle was being driven recklessly at high speed on the N3 North towards Pretoria. Members immediately gave chase and were able to stop the suspicious vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle, the members found three unlicensed firearms – an AK47 with ammunition in the magazine as well as additional ammunition inside a bag, an R5 rifle with ammunition in a magazine, a 9mm pistol with ammunition as well as extra ammunition in a bag.

Both occupants of the vehicle, aged 35 and 50 years, were arrested and will appear in court on charges relating to the possession of unlicensed firearms, ammunition and possibly a suspected stolen vehicle.

The investigations are continuing to determine if the suspects are linked to any other crimes. They will appear at Palm Ridge Magistrate’s court soon.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service