13 March 2017

South Africa: Suspects in Court for Possession of Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition and Suspected Stolen Property

press release

Dimbaza SAPS, King Williams Town K9 Unit and Flying Squad arrested nine suspects aged between 19 and 37 years old at Dimbaza over the weekend.

The arrest comes after Police followed up on information received about a suspicious Quantum that was transporting people with firearms from Dimbaza to town. At about 13h50 Police spotted the vehicle on R63 Road next to Makeke Location and they stopped it. They searched the nine occupants and managed to recover four (4) firearms namely 3× 9mm pistols and 38 live rounds of ammunition, seventeen (17) cell phones, a laptop, liquor and an undisclosed amount of cash. Police confiscated all the exhibits and charged the suspects with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property.

The suspects will appear at Dimbaza Magistrate Court today.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga commended the members for their swift response. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information that lead to the arrest and encouraged them to keep on reporting all criminal activities to 08600 10111.

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