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POLICE ARREST SUSPECT WITH STOLEN FIREARM IN KWAZAKELE: GQEBERHA
2022/05/11      |  Written By:  Captain G Swart   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha – 11 May 2022 – The endeavours of the Gqeberha police members to clamp down on serious and violent crimes led to the arrest of a suspect who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition last night, Tuesday, 10 May 2022. 

It is alleged that at about 19:45 on the mentioned date, the police officials received and immediately followed up on information about a person in possession of a firearm at a shop in Siwa Street, Kwazakele.  Upon arrival, members searched the 65-year-old man and a 9mm Norinco pistol and seven rounds were found in his possession.  The firearm was reported stolen in East London earlier this month.

The suspect is due to appear in the Motherwell magistrates’ court soon on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.