Glebelands hostel firearm linked to murders

South African Police Service

Glebelands hostel firearm linked to murders
Glebelands hostel firearm linked to murders

The police based at Umlazi Glebelands hostel were conducting their patrols at hostel when they received information about a group of people who were in possession of firearms.

The members swiftly reacted and searched those people but nothing was found on them. Later on, the members became suspicious about the person who gave them information and he was approached and searched. He was found in possession of a .38 special revolver with it’s serial number erased.

There were five live rounds from the firearm and a dagger was also recovered from him. The suspect was charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Through investigation, he was implicated to murders and attempted murder cases that were reported at Glebelands hostel.

Previously, the police raided his room at hostel for unlicensed firearm but nothing was found. The arrested suspect (29) will appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 26 March 2018.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa welcomed the arrest of the suspect.

“Our police officers are still conducting their patrols at Glebelands hostel to get rid of criminal activities in the area. Residents of hostel must work together with the police in bringing peace and stability in their hostel. They must not allow criminals to hide with unlicensed firearms as they might become dangerous to their lives, he said.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service