South Africa: Two Arrested for Unlicensed Firearms Around Mthatha Cluster

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MTHATHA: Mqanduli Vispol members arrested a 27-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition at Genqe A/A Phezukwentaba locality yesterday at about 13h00.

Members were following an information that led to the arrest of the suspect and the confiscation of a 9mm Glock with 11 rounds of ammunition. The firearm serial numbers were filed off. He will appear before Mqanduli Magistrate Court soon facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

On the other hand Mthatha Vispol members were patrolling the N2 road when they spotted a white Toyota Avanza with no plates near the Ultra City. They tried to stop it but the driver sped off towards Sidwadwa View where he was cornered.

Upon searching his vehicle, a 9mm pistol with one round was found. It was also found out that the vehicle is operating with an Opel Corsa licence disc and it was also confiscated. He will appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court soon facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle.

Both firearms will be sent for ballistic testing.

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