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News: Gauteng Police making inroads in the recovery of firearms suspected to be used in the commission of serious and violent crime
2020/06/26

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

 

GAUTENG – The mission to recover weapons used in the commission of serious and violent crime proves to be a success as Gauteng police continue to confiscate illegal firearms, this time a significant number of high calibre firearms and ammunition.

Police received information about a suspect that is keeping unlicensed firearms and ammunition. On Thursday, 25 June 2020, a search operation consisting of police officers from South African Police Service and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department was executed.

During the search, police found an AK 47 assualt rifle with a loaded magazine and ammunition; three different pistols and four magazines plus hoardes of ammunition for both 9mm and 10mm pistols; and scores of ammunition for R1 and R5 rifles.

A 37-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. He is expected to appear before the Boksburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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071 608 5490


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