In the early hours of 13 March 2020, police officers from Inanda SAPS were conducting patrol duties at Amaoti when they stopped a vehicle, with five males.
Upon searching the said vehicle, they found an unlicensed revolver with seven rounds of ammunition. A 19-year-old suspect was then placed under arrest after he claimed that the firearm was his. The team proceeded to Inanda Newtown A where another vehicle was stopped.
A search was conducted and the driver was found in possession of an unlicensed revolver with six rounds of ammunition. A 38-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Both suspects appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court.
“The recovery of firearms proves that police operations have been intensified in the province. We are appealing to citizens to hand in illegal firearms during the current amnesty period that is underway,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.
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