6 May 2017

South Africa: Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Strand

press release

In order to prevent and combat crime that may threaten the safety and security of community members, police from Strand acted swiftly today at 12:40 and arrested a 31-year-old man for being in possession of a Norinco firearm without a license.

The police members were conducting crime prevention patrols in Broadlands Park, Strand, when they were informed by community members about a man who was in possession of a firearm without a license. It was later discovered that the firearm had been reported as stolen in a Nyanga case.

The suspect was arrested and will appear in the Strand Magistrates' Court on Monday, 08 May 2017. Illegal firearms cause terror and heartache among communities in areas where violent crime is rife.

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