Woman turns in boyfriend

2016-02-18 06:00
The illegal ammunition recovered by Reaction Unit South Africa. Photo: supplied

The illegal ammunition recovered by Reaction Unit South Africa. Photo: supplied

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A WOMAN from Esnembe handed over 173 rounds of illegal ammunition belonging to her boyfriend to authorities on Valentine’s Day after finding out he was cheating on her.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) owner Prem Balram said the ammunition was handed to an Induna in the area who contacted a farmer regarding the ammunition.

“Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the farming area and handed the 173 rounds,” said Balram.

Balram said 109 rounds were for a 308 Rifle and 64 rounds of 32-20 calibre rounds were handed over to reaction officers.

“She decided to provide law enforcement with information on her boyfriend after she found him having an affair with [a woman]. Reaction officers searched the area [but] could not locate the suspect,” said Balram.

Balram said it is believed the ammunition was taken in a armed robbery at a home in the same vicinity a few months ago.

“The ammunition was handed over to the South African Police,” said Balram.

Tongaat SAPS communications officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said police are urging others to come forward and report illegal ammunition and firearms to the police.

“We want to eradicate the illegal possession of ammunition and firearms from our community to prevent criminal activity and harm to people,” said Maharaj-Marie. “It is a crime to possess ammunition or firearms without a license and we are urging the community to work with police to rid the area of illegal weapons.”

Maharaj-Marie urged residents to contact the SAPS on 032 944 9900 to report illegal firearm and ammunition possession.

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