The police have arrested the 33-year-old man for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. This is after he was stopped at a roadblock and firearm found inside his carry bag when police were searching him.

On 16 July 2021 at about 20:30 the police were conducting a roadblock on the N3 near Harrismith. They pulled off on the bay a blue VW Polo with registration number NUZ. There were four occupants inside the vehicle.

Every occupant was requested to carry his or her own luggage. Apparently one of the passenger’s luggage was searched and police official found the black and silver 9mm Parabellum pistol with serial numbers visible, 15 live ammunition and magazine. The man also failed to provide police with firearm license.

Therefore, the 33 years old man arrested and detained in police holding cells.

The suspect is expected to appear before Harrismith Magistrate court on Monday, 19 July 2021 facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

“The effectiveness of this road block this past few days, 9its evidence that as a province we are having all hands on the deck with support of all law enforce the agencies in the province.” Said the Provincial Commissioner for Free State, Lt Gen Baile Motswenyane.

Source: South African Police Service