Police members arrest suspect with unlicensed firearm

Police members arrest suspect with unlicensed firearm
Police members arrest suspect with unlicensed firearm. Image source: SAPS

The determination to rid communities of firearms which is regarded as a major contributor to serious and violent crime, led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition on Monday, 04 September 2023.

Members of the Anti-Economical Crime Task Team were busy with crime prevention operations in Mfuleni area when they saw a man approaching from the bush. When the man saw the police, he started running away. The members chased the suspect on foot and apprehended him. He was found in possession of a 9mm pistol. He could not produce a firearm license and was arrested and detained.

The suspect will appear on the mentioned charges in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 06 September 2023.

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