On 13 September 2021 the Hawks members from the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Metro Police Drug team and Crime Intelligence arrested a 39-year-old suspect for possession of goods suspected to be stolen and possession of unlicensed firearm at Phoenix in Durban.
It is alleged that members received information about a suspect who was in possession of goods suspected to be stolen. Members proceeded to the said premises where a search was conducted and nine smart televisions suspected to be stolen were found.
Police also found a 9mm pistol with eight rounds of ammunition.
He was subsequently arrested and charged for possession of goods suspected to be stolen and possession of unlicensed firearm as well as ammunition.
The seized firearm will be sent for ballistic test to ascertain if it was used in the commission of any crime in the country. He is expected to appear in the Phoenix Magistrate’s Court.