South Africa: Murder Suspects Bust With Firearms

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In the early hours of the morning yesterday, police officers from the National Intervention Unit conducted an intelligence driven operation at KwaMashu Hostel searching for suspects involved in the murder and robbery of security guards last month. The operation led to the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of three firearms with a total of 38 rounds of ammunition.

Police stormed into a home on Kholwa Road where they found a 32-year-old suspect. A search was conducted which resulted in the discovery of a rifle with 30 rounds of ammunition and a shotgun with six ammunition. The suspect was immediately arrested. In a neighbouring home, second suspect (29) was arrested after he was found with a pistol in his possession. The firearm which had its serial number filed off, had two rounds of ammunition.

Suspects were detained at the KwaMashu police station where they were charged for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. They will also be charged with the murder, attempted murder and robbery. They are expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court soon.

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