Unlicensed firearms, illegal mining equipment recovered, Krugersdorp

South African Police Service

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Unlicensed firearms, illegal mining equipment recovered, Krugersdorp. Photo: SAPS
Unlicensed firearms, illegal mining equipment recovered, Krugersdorp. Photo: SAPS

On Monday, 9 September 2019, Krugersdorp SAPS conducted a crime prevention operation around the CBD which started at about 08:30 ending at 15:45.The focus was on crimes affecting the entire Krugersdorp policing precinct.

During the operation, the police arrested two suspects, aged 32 and 40 years, for possession of firearms with its serial number filed off.

The following apparatus used to commit illegal mining were also seized:
2 x wheelbarrows
6x phenduka stands
8x phenduka
1x gas bottle
3 x bags with steel balls
1x spade

The station commander, Brigadier Mashao applauded the members for job well done in removing illegal firearms in the society.

The suspects will be charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and are expected to appear before the Krugersdorp Magistrate Court soon.

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