Monday, 06 January 2020
Bloemfontein: Two suspects will make their first appearance in court, including the 80 year old, after they were found with two unlicensed firearms.
Parkweg Tactical Response Team (TRT) received intelligence led information about a house in Kanana section in Wepener having illegal firearms.
Members immediately travelled to Wepener on Saturday, 04 January 2020 and headed straight to the house. On arrival, they found two males aged 80 and 45. Upon searching the house and a red Nissan 1400 parked outside, they found two firearms, a black Lorcin firearm with one magazine and 9 live rounds, a silver Norinco firearm with five live rounds, hidden under the seat of the red Nissan.
The two suspects were arrested for illegal possession of firearms. The two firearms will be taken for ballistic testing to determine if they were used in the commission of crime. They will appear in the Wepener Magistrate Court on Monday.