Monday, 07 March 2022

Phuthaditjhaba: The Phuthaditjhaba Crime Intelligence driven operation, netted four suspects in possession of four unlicensed firearms and ammunitions with the assistance of Phuthaditjhaba Public Order Police, during execution at various Villages in Qwaqwa.

On Friday; 04 March 2022, an intelligence gathering was done surrounding proliferation of firearms in Qwaqwa, especially area of Namahadi. This was a result of a number of people got shot and killed by unknown people during the nights.

Information was received with regard to certain people residing at Katlehong; Marakong and Letshalemaduke Villages; in Qwaqwa, who possess firearms. The identified places were visited by Public Order Police Unit and searched the rented rooms of suspects in which three unlicensed firearms were found hidden in the mattress and suitcases. The three suspects are undocumented persons.

The fourth suspect was apprehended on the road at Letshalemaduke in his vehicle and a firearm was found hidden under the car seat. A total of 24 ammunitions and four firearms were seized successfully by police.

The four suspects aged between 30 and 40 are expected to appear before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate court today, Monday; 07 March 2022, facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions.