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SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSON OF ILLEGAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION: DURBAN
2021/08/17      |  Written By:  Colonel T Mbele   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 17 August 2021 – Yesterday at 19:30, Ladysmith police received information about a vehicle that was allegedly involved at a farm attack in Harrismith.

The team members pursued the said vehicle, which was spotted at a shopping centre in the Ladysmith CBD. As the police officers approached the said vehicle, one of the occupants pointed a firearm at the police officers. A 23-year-old suspect was injured in the shootout and was taken to hospital for medical attention. The remaining four suspects aged between 24 to 35 were arrested on the scene and detained at the Ladysmith police station.

Two rifles with 18 rounds of ammunition and a 9mm pistol with two rounds of ammunition were recovered. The suspects are due to appear at the Ladysmith Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.