Monday, 09 December 2019
Phuthaditjhaba: The Phuthaditjhaba Crime Prevention team, together with SANDF, successfully seized three firearms during their joint operation at Mandela Park, Qwaqwa. Two people were arrested for alleged illegal position of unlicenced firearm and possessing a firearm under influence of alcohol.
On the 08 December 2019, the police were searching taverns which were operating on the day. During the process at a tavern, a young man was arrested after being found in possession of unlicenced firearm and ammunition with firearm’s serial numbers filed off.
A second firearm was discovered under a pool table at a second tavern with no owner. It was seized and kept for further investigation under lost and found.
The third firearm was found from a man who was under the influence of alcohol and seized by police.
The 31-year-old suspect from Maqhekung section of Phuthaditjhaba, appeared before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate court on Tuesday, facing charge of possession of unlicenced firearm and ammunition.