Hawks arrest suspect for illegal possession of firearms and incitement

South African Police Service

Hawks arrest suspect for illegal possession of firearms and incitement
Hawks arrest suspect for illegal possession of firearms and incitement

A multi-disciplinary operation carried out by members of the Hawks, together with Upington Crime Intelligence, K9 and Explosive Units at Augrabies, in Kakamas uncovered a .22 rifle and live ammunition on Thursday 30 April 2020.

The operation was a swift response to the allegation of mobilizing attacks to local taverns in Augrabies, which constitute incitement to commit public violence in contravention with Act 17 of 1956.

A search was conducted at the house of a 74-year-old suspect and a firearm and ammunition were seized.

Additional items that include three tablets, laptop, memory cards and a computer were also seized for further investigation on a charge of incitement.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Kakamas Magistrate court on Monday, 04 May 2020.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service