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POLICE IN TSHWANE ROUND UP SUSPECTS AND RECOVER UNLICENSED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION: PARKTOWN
2022/06/23      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel M Masondo   |   Province:  Gauteng

PARKTOWN: 21 June 2022 - Police in Tshwane round up suspects that are in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. Three suspects aged between 34 and 50 were arrested on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at different places in Tshwane after they were found with three unlicensed firearms and a number of ammunition.

Information was received about armed suspects that are involved in the commission of serious and violent crimes. A team consisting of the Tshwane District Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, Tracing Unit, Crime Intelligence and Public Order Police went on a manhunt for the suspects. 

The team pounced on the first suspect, aged 41, in Winterveld where he was found in possession of a 9mm Glock pistol with the serial number filed off, a 9mm magazine and fifteen (15) live rounds of ammunition.

The second suspect, aged 33, was arrested in a separate house in Winterveld. He was found in possession of a firearm with a serial number filed off, 9mm magazines, an R5 rifle magazine and live rounds of ammunition.

The third suspect, aged 50, was arrested in Mzimdala Section in Mmotla. As the police arrived at his premises, the suspect tried to flee the scene. Upon searching him and the house, police found drugs, an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. 

Suspects are expected to appear the before Court within 48 hours.