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2021/02/08      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 5 February 2021 – The Ilembe Crime Intelligence assisted by police officers Durban Public Order Police conducted an intelligence driven operation last night at Mqwayibeni and Waterfall areas under Nsuze policing precinct.

Their operation yielded positive results when they recovered four illegal firearms. The team went to a homestead where a 39-year-old woman was found in possession of a pistol, two home-made shotgun rifles and five rounds of ammunition. The suspect was placed under arrest for illegal possession of firearms.

They proceeded to a second homestead and upon arrival the suspects vanished into the bushes. A search was conducted and a shotgun was found inside the house. All the seized firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if they were used in the commission of any crime in the country. The arrested suspect is appearing before the Maphumulo Magistrates’ Court today.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Thulani Gonya welcomed the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the illegal firearms.

The illegal firearm and ammunition