43 Arrests as 41 illegal firearms recovered, KZN

South African Police Service

43 Arrests as 41 illegal firearms recovered, KZN
43 Arrests as 41 illegal firearms recovered, KZN

KwaZulu-Natal police continues targeting various places in the province in their efforts to rid the streets of illegal firearms and ammunition.

During intelligence driven operations which started from 24 February 2019, until 2 March 2019, police officers conducted a number of operations, raiding several homesteads of illegal firearms. These operations were conducted in various clusters which included EThekwini, Umgungundlovu, Umkhanyakude, Umzinyathi, King Cetshwayo, Uthukela and Zululand Cluster.

A total of 41 illegal firearms and 624 various assorted rounds of ammunition were confiscated. The recovered firearms include 38 handguns, two homemade firearms and one shotgun.

A total of forty three suspects who were linked to these firearms were arrested. They all appeared in various courts around the province facing possession of illegal firearms and ammunition charges.

All recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic tests to establish if they were used in any other crimes in the province.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service