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2022/08/04      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 3 August 2022 – On Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 11:00, a joint operation was held at King Dinuzulu Highway in Ulundi where police officers conducted a disruptive operation.

Information was received that a tavern owner was in illegal possession of a firearm. The team proceeded to his tavern which is located at his residence at Imbilane area in Ulundi where a search was conducted in the house. During a search of the house police found a pistol, 14 rounds of ammunition, police uniform, various knives and a bag containing dagga.

Police then proceeded to the tavern where a further search was conducted and alcohol to the value of R70 000-00 was seized. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as possession of police uniform and possession of drugs. He appeared before the Mahlabathini Magistrates' Court yesterday and he was remanded in custody.