Butterworth Police Detectives arrested a 24-year-old man very early this morning at about 04:00. The suspect was arrested at Bungeni informal settlement following police intelligence. The suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed pistol with two rounds of ammunition.
The suspect did not have a license for the weapon and ammunition. He has been charged with possession of an unlicensed fire arm and ammunition. The firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to establish if it was used in the commission of other crimes around Butterworth. The suspect will appear before Butterworth Magistrate Court on Thursday, 30 April 2015.
Detective Sergeant Sibongile Maholwana of Butterworth Detectives displays the recovered firearm.
Source : South African Police Service