53-Year-old male arrested for possession of a firearm, Kwazakele

KWAZAKELE: The role that fire arms play in the committing of serious crimes remains the focus of the SAPS.

Last night at about 19:00 members of the Motherwell Cluster Operational Command Centre were busy following up information when a 53-year-old wanted suspect was found standing in Makubalo Street, Kwazakele, close to a tavern.

On searching the suspect, he was found in possession of an unlicensed fire arm and 11 rounds of ammunition. The serial number of the fire arm was filed off, but police will send the fire arm for forensic analysis to determine its origin as well as if it was used in other crimes.

The suspect was also a wanted person in a robbery case in Addo which took place in May 2016.

He will be appearing before the New Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 14 June 2018 for the possession of a fire arm and ammunition.

Source: South African Police Service