Estcourt: guns haul, arrests in crime blitz

2011-11-10 00:00

FIVE people were arrested and three AK47 assault rifles, a 303 rifle, four 9mm pistols and 30 live rounds.

The firearms were recovered during a two-day crime prevention operation in the Estcourt area on Monday.

The operation was aimed at recovering illegal firearms in and covered Wembezi and Loskop.

The five people arrested face charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and will appear in court soon.

The firearms have been taken for ballistic investigation to determine whether they have been used in crimes.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonye Ngobeni said similar operations will be conducted throughout the pro­vince, especially in the build-up to the festive season .

She said police are committed to fighting crime and removing illegal weapons.

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