Weenen police come under fire, arrest 8 suspects, recover 24 firearms

South African Police Service

Weenen police come under fire, arrest 8 suspects, recover 24 firearms
Weenen police come under fire, arrest 8 suspects, recover 24 firearms. Photo: SAPS

In the early hours of 20 June 2022, police conducted a multi-disciplinary operation at Manqofini area in Weenen. As the police were approaching the identified house, shots were fired towards them. They tactically entered the house and were able to disarm eight suspects.

During a search of the house, police officers recovered a shotgun, two rifles, a revolver, four pistols and ninety rounds of ammunition. Police also found two explosives devices, a vehicle engine and dagga inside the house.

The police proceeded to Sahlumbe area in Weenen where 1 rifle and 15 pistols were recovered. Unfortunately the suspects fled prior to police arrival.

Eight suspects aged between 20 and 46 were arrested and detained at Weenen SAPS.

They will appear before the Weenen Magistrates Court on Wednesday facing charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service