Police recover illegal firearms and ammo

2017-05-25 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedOne of the firearms, magazines and ammunition recovered by police.

PHOTO: suppliedOne of the firearms, magazines and ammunition recovered by police.

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THREE firearms and ammunition were recovered by police in different areas recently as they clamp down on crime.

Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said this was part of the SAPS’s mission to remove illegal firearms from the streets.

“Last Thursday, Captain Gert Bosman from the Ugu cluster office was called to a school in Port Shepstone where a 14-year-old boy was found with a CZ 7.65mm pistol with a magazine and seven rounds of ammunition,” said Wiid.

The boy allegedly took the firearm from his uncle’s safe after finding the key. A docket of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition was opened and the child was left in the care of his parents in Mthatha, pending further investigation and intervention by a probation officer.

“On Monday night, Sergeant Subisiso Cele from the 10111 call centre response vehicle in Port Shepstone recovered a 9mm Browning pistol, two magazines and 98 rounds abandoned in a house in Louisiana near Port Shepstone. The firearm and ammunition were handed in to the police station,” said Wiid.

In another case, Detective Sergeant Mlungisi Gumede acted on information and went to a house at Msinsini where he found a .38 Taurus revolver and three rounds. “A 38-year-old male was arrested as the firearm was unlicensed,” said Wiid.

Anyone with information regarding unlicensed firearms is asked to contact their nearest police station.

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