Police responded swiftly to a taxi related incident that was reported recently at the Mandeni Taxi Rank. This was a cause for concern from the local community and people using the taxi rank. A number of police officers were deployed to the taxi rank to stabilise the situation and bring peace in the area.
On 8 July 2019, police officers from the Ilembe Cluster conducted an intelligence driven operation at the taxi rank following up on information with regards to illegal firearms. The police officers spotted a vehicle fitting the same description given to them at the rank with three occupants. The said vehicle was stopped and searched. Two unlicensed pistols with 30 rounds of ammunition were seized.
Three suspects aged between 32 and 36 were arrested and charged for being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic tests to establish if they were used in any crimes within the province. The arrested suspects are due to appear in the Nyoni Magistrate’s Court.
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