Guns: police destroy 3 300

2008-02-21 00:00

PROVINCIAL police destroyed 3 300 firearms at the Reclamation Group’s Prospecton plant in Durban yesterday.

The weapons were recovered during various operations such as cordon and searches, roadblocks and vehicle check points and included those handed in by members of the public in terms of the Firearm Control Act.

Provincial police spokesman Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu said the destroyed firearms have gone through the judicial process and ballistics tests.

Firearms destroyed included 27 AK 47s, 333 rifles, 783 revolvers, 1 579 pistols, 293 shotguns, 285 homemade firearms and 503 parts of firearms.

The main objective of destroying the weapons, said Mngomezulu, is to ensure that they are never circulated again.

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