Three arrested for guns, dagga

2011-11-19 14:11

Three men in possession of five guns, live ammunition and 40kg of dagga have been arrested, KwaZulu-Natal police said today.

Two AK-47 rifles, three pistols, 11 live rounds of AK-47 ammunition and two 20-kilogram bags of dagga were seized, and three suspects arrested during a clandestine police operation in Estcourt yesterday, said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

“The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Taxi Task Team gathered intelligence on the suspects and staked out the homestead in Amangwe (Loskop) for over a week before swooping in yesterday afternoon and catching the suspects off guard,” he said.

One of the assault rifles was believed to have been used in two murders that were committed in the area earlier in the year.

The men aged between 35 and 57 would appear in the Estcourt Magistrates Court on Monday.

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