Police arrest seven men for unlawful possession of firearms

DURBAN – On 17 November 2022, police officers from the EThekwini District Task Team together with private security companies received information about a vehicle that was used in the planning to commit a robbery in Cato Manor.
The vehicle was spotted traveling along Vusi Mzimela and Jan Smuts Highway and it was intercepted at the intersection of Sparks and Brickfield Road. Seven men aged between 21 and 32 were placed under arrest after they were found in possession of a revolver and pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition as well as an okapi knife. Police also seized eight cellphones from the suspects.
The suspects were charged for being in unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession of a dangerous weapon. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation. The men will also be profiled to check if they are involved in robberies committed in Cato Manor and surrounding areas. The suspects are appearing before the Durban Magistrates Court today.

Source: South African Police Service