Thursday, 01 July 2021

Bethlehem: A 24-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday; 29 June 2021, for dealing in unlicensed firearm, ammunition and possession of drugs.

His arrest emanates from an incident which took place on Monday; 28 June 2021, where the police received a tip off about a foreign national who wanted to buy an illegal firearm and ammunition.

An operation was conducted by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Bloemfontein, assisted by Crime Intelligence (CI) and Tactical Response Team (TRT); both from Bloemfontein, which led to the arrest of the 24- year-old suspect.

A cash amount of R2 000.00 that was paid for the firearm was seized, including 9 mm pistol which was bought by the suspect. The police also seized a Ford Fiesta as well as two small bags of crystal-meth and four small bags crack cocaine which were found in possession of the suspect.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Thursday; 01 August 2021.