Umlazi Cluster Crime Intelligence and Richards Bay Flying Squad members arrested a 48-year-old man after he was found in possession of six unlicensed firearms. Police embarked on an operation after they received information of a man who was in possession of unlicensed firearms in Richards Bay. They swooped on his premises and on searching the house they recovered one 303 rifle, two shotguns, one .22 rifle, one 7.65 pistol, one .38 special and 258 live rounds of ammunition. The firearms will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine if they were used in the commission of any crime in the country. He is due to appear in the Richards Bay Magistrates Court soon.
The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended the police members for the arrest of the suspect and seizure of unlicensed firearms. “It is extremely concerning for the SAPS to find such a large quantity of firearms in the hands of one individual. Our investigations will hopefully reveal how he came into possession of these firearms,” she said.
Source : South African Police Service