20 May 2019

South Africa: Alleged Gang Suspects Arrested for Illegal Purchase of Firearms

press release

Moegsien Haywood (60), Luqman Lewis (34),Aaqiel Morris (35), Ismail Hendriks (34), appeared at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court on Monday, for charges of Illegal possession of firearms, money laundering and contravention with the Prevention of Organized Crime Act, 121 of 1998 (POCA).

The suspects were arrested on Friday, during a joint waylay operation carried out by the Hawks' National Firearms Task Team with the Special Task Force following a tipoff that the suspects with alleged links to a gang were looking to purchase firearms.

All five deactivated pistols and cash used in the transaction were recovered as well as two vehicles, a VW Golf GTI and a VW City Golf used during the commission of crime were also confiscated for further investigations.

The case against the suspects was postponed to the 27th of May 2019 for bail information.

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