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Elderly man nabbed with firearms
2021/09/15

 

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

DURBAN – In the early hours of today, police officers from Public Order Police in Pietermaritzburg conducted an operation at Njengabantu area in Dalton.

The police officers were following up on intelligence regarding an elderly man that was in illegal possession of firearms. Upon arrival at the identified premise, the team found a 71-year-old man in unlawful possession of firearms. The suspect was found in possession of a rifle with 211 rounds of ammunition as well as a pistol with six rounds of ammunition.

The recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing. The suspect is appearing before the New Hanover Magistrates Court today.

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