Illegal firearm: Locals arrested

2010-01-11 00:00

FOUR men were arrested in Edendale Road on Saturday after they were found in possession of an R5 rifle with the serial number removed, and a magazine containing 34 rounds.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said members of the Plessislaer police community service centre were conducting routine patrols when they received information of a suspicious vehicle carrying unlawful firearms. A short while later the vehicle was spotted in Edendale Road and the suspects were arrested. The suspects, aged between 20 and 35, will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s court today.

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