7 Firearms, 3 vehicles recovered by KZN provincial vehicle team

South African Police Service

7 Firearms, 3 vehicles recovered by KZN provincial vehicle team
7 Firearms, 3 vehicles recovered by KZN provincial vehicle team. Photo: SAPS

An intelligence driven operation was conducted by the police officers from the Provincial Vehicle Task Team at Khiphulwazi area in Folweni in the early hours of Friday morning 14 May 2021.

The team went to a homestead where a search was conducted in a rondavel where two males aged 22 and 27 were found. Upon searching the said males, they were found in possession of five illegal firearms with nine rounds of ammunition. A 46-year-old woman was also found inside the rondavel in possession of heroin, drugs and cash. The value of the drugs is R3000-00.

The team proceeded to Phola Reserve at Nsimbini in Folweni where a 62-year-old man was found in possession of three firearms with six rounds of ammunition. The suspects was placed under arrest for being in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. All the three suspects are appearing before the Umbumbulu Magistrates’ Court.

The same team recovered three stolen vehicles at KwaDabeka, Bellair and Lamontville. The vehicles were found abandoned. The investigation revealed that the vehicles were stolen and hijacked in Westville, Pinetown and in Bluff.

In another operation, the Greytown police embarked on an operation which resulted in the arrest of two suspects. The suspects aged 27 and 39 were arrested at Kwale area in Greytown. They were found in possession of two illegal firearms and six live rounds ammunitions. They are appearing in the Greytown Magistrate’s Court.

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