The North West Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo thanked the members for working hard to ensure that wanted suspects are arrested.
This follows arrest of five suspects by Potchefstroom Visible Policing, Flying Squad and Kroonstad Crime Intelligence at Extension 7, Ikageng at approximately 07:00 on Tuesday, 14 April 2014. The suspects, aged between of 30 and 40 were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions and possession of suspected stolen properties. They were apprehended after Kroonstad police followed leads and alerted their counterparts in Potchefstroom about the suspects and their criminal activities.
Upon arrest, the suspects were sought for business robbery committed in Kroonstad in which one suspect had already been arrested. The crime was committed in April 2015. Upon conducting a search, the police found seven weapons two hunting rifles, 1X Bore handgun, three Revolvers and 1C Clock 19. Other items such as 190 9mm ammunition, three laptops, two blue lights, three reflector jackets, one handset radio, two telescopes, bolt cutter, crystal platinum stones, four cellphones and docket cover were found in possession of the suspects.
It is suspected that these items were used to commit crimes. It is alleged that one of the suspects was on bail in an armed robbery case, and was arrested while attending court in Potchefstroom. They are expected to appear in Potchefstroom Magistrate Court soon.
“Eradication of proliferation of firearms is one of our priorities, and we believe that this will serve as an indication that the long arm of the law will deal with any person who commits crime”, said Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo.
Source : South African Police Service