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Pawn-shop owner arrested for alleged possession of unlicensed firearms
2019/08/14

 

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

KWAZULU-NATAL – A 46-year-old pawn shop owner is expected to appear at the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court today to face charges of alleged possession of unlicensed firearms.

The suspect was arrested in a joint search and seizure operation yesterday by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime and the Durban Metro police after they acted on a tipoff concerning a pawnshop in Havenside area allegedly trading in firearms.

The team swooped at the identified premises near Chatsworth. Four unlicensed firearms, a rifle, two shotguns, a revolver and various ammunition were found. The seized firearms will be subjected to forensic analysis to ascertain if they were used in the commission of any crime.

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