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Suspect arrested with illegal firearm in domestic dispute

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – Police officers at Wentworth arrested a 20-year-old suspect and seized a firearm. It is alleged that the suspect chased a female who ran into the police station for protection.

Police recovered a revolver with six rounds of ammunition from the suspect. When an investigation was conducted, it revealed that the firearm was robbed from its owner at Verulam in February 2017.

The suspect will appear in Wentworth Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. The firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used in any of the pending cases in the Wentworth police precinct and its surroundings. The suspect will also be profiled to determine if he is linked to any criminal incidents in the area.



Colonel Thembeka Mbele

Mobile: 082 462 9870


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