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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

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.



Captain Mavela Masondo
071 608 5490




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