Sunday, 18 July 2021

Harrismith: The police have arrested the 33 year-old man for alleged possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. This is after he was stopped at a roadblock and a firearm found inside his carry bag when police were searching him.

On 16 July 2021, the police were conducting a roadblock on the N3, near Harrismith. They pulled off on the bay a blue VW Polo with registration number NUZ. There were four occupants inside the vehicle.

Every occupant was requested to carry his or her own luggage. In one of the passenger’s luggages searched, police official found the black and silver 9mm Parabellum pistol with serial numbers visible, 15 live ammunition and magazine.

The man failed to provide police with firearm license. Therefore, the 33 year-old man was arrested and detained in police holding cells.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Harrismith Magistrate court on Monday; 19 July 2021, facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.