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2021/08/17      |  Written By:  Colonel T Mbele   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 17 August 2021 – A joint operation conducted by various units in KwaZulu-Natal yielded successful results when they arrested four suspects and recovered illegal firearms and ammunition. The operation was carried out last week Thursday. The suspects were arrested at their homestead at Emanqomfini Reserve in Weenen, Ezigwilini, Mphola in Hlabisa, and Mvazana Reserve in Ntambanana.

The suspects were found in possession of two hunting rifles, two shotguns, two pistols and a revolver. Police also recovered 36 rounds of ammunition during the operation.

A suspect who was believed to be involved in stock theft in the Weenen area managed to flee the scene when he spotted the police approaching his homestead. His room was searched and a shotgun was found.

The arrested suspects aged between 31 and 35 were charged for being in unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. They appeared at different courts in KwaZulu-Natal.