Thursday, 08 July 2021
Heilbron: Five suspects; (four males and a female) aged between 30 and 41 years respectively, will appear in the Heilbron Magistrate court on Friday; 09 July 2021.
The will appear on a charge of possession of unlicensed Firearms and Ammunitions, including Conspiracy to commit crime and Impersonating a Police Officer.
Two of the suspects came from Gauteng Province, while the other three are from KwaZulu-Natal.
On Tuesday; 06 July 2021, Hawks and Heilbron police received information about a planned farm attack. Waylay was done and police stopped a Red Mazda 3 on Guttenburg road; near Heilbron.
When searching the said vehicle, two unlicensed firearms with twelve live ammunitions were found. During a further search, two fake Saps appointment cards were discovered.
They were all confiscated, including Mazda 3 that was used in commission of crime and will be used later as evidence during the court of law. These firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to determine if they were not used in the commission of other crimes.
Five suspects were arrested and further investigations will also be conducted to establish possible linkage of the suspects to other crimes.