Trio in court after being nabbed with illegal firearms, Estcourt

South African Police Service

Trio in court after being nabbed with illegal firearms, Estcourt
Trio in court after being nabbed with illegal firearms, Estcourt

In the early hours of 21 May 2021, at 01:00, a multi-disciplinary operation comprising of police officers from various units as well as local police at Amangwe was carried out at Slimangamehlo and Tatane area in Amangwe policing precinct.

The team was following up information regarding the suspects in possession of illegal firearms. The team proceeded to Tatane area where a search was conducted. A 36-year-old suspect was found in possession of a pistol with ten rounds of ammunition. He was placed under arrest for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition.

The team proceeded to Slimangamehlo where a search was conducted in one of the identified homestead. A 37-year-old suspect was placed under arrest after he was found in possession of a rifle with five ammunition of a pistol. He was also placed under arrest.

In another operation that was conducted a 38-year-old suspect was arrested after he was found in possession of a revolver with six rounds of ammunition. The suspect was arrested while boarding a taxi at Estcourt taxi rank. He was charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

All the three suspects are appearing before the Estcourt Magistrates’ Court.

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