Police in Wentworth were conducting patrols in the early hours of 11 March 2023 on Reiger Road, Wentworth when they spotted a suspicious-looking man.
A search was conducted and he was found in possession of a firearm with three rounds of ammunition concealed in the body. The 16-year-old boy was immediately placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He is expected to appear before the Child Justice Court on 17 March 2023.
Police also spotted a vehicle which was parked at a certain house along Barrackpur Road in Merebank. Suddenly an unknown man jumped into a passenger seat and the driver sped off.
Police successfully traced the vehicle and a search was conducted.
The passenger, aged 45 years old, was found in possession of 12 mandrax tablets. He suspect appeared before the Wentworth Magistrates’ Court on 13 March 2023.
The matter was remanded 20 March 2023.