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THREE SUSPECTS APPREHENDED FOR ALLEGED POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL FIREARM, AMMUNITION AND HOUSINGBREAKING EQUIPMENT: POTCHEFSTROOM
2021/05/17      |  Written By:  Captain A Botma   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: Motswedi Police arrested three suspects for possession of illegal firearm, ammunition and housebreaking equipment. The suspects were arrested when police came across a suspicious white Isuzu bakkie along the main road at the Swartkopfontein Border Post. They stopped the bakkie with occupants, who fled from the scene, but police acted swiftly and apprehended three suspects.

The bakkie was searched and an illegal firearm with ammunition and suspected housebreaking equipment were found and seized. The suspects could not account for the firearm and ammunition.

The three suspects, aged between 33 and 50 years are expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 17 May 2021, for being in possession of illegal firearm, ammunition and housebreaking equipment.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of North West, Major General Dintletse Molefe, lauded police in the Ngaka Moodiri Molema District for their quick reaction and hard work that lead to the apprehension of the suspects.

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The illegal firearm with ammunition that were recovered