Mooi River: illegal firearms seized

2011-01-28 00:00

CONTINUING their drive to rid KwaZulu-Natal of unlicensed firearms, police have recovered five firearms and 57 live rounds during a raid in the Mooi River area yesterday morning.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said yesterday morning the Pietermaritzburg public order police based in Msinga acted on a tip-off about illegal firearms in the Middelrus area near Mooi River.

Police swooped on a house in Middelrus and found a 40-year-old suspect in possession of a 9 mm pistol with 10 live rounds, said Zwane. “He was arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition”.

The suspect appeared in the Mooi River Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Further raids in the area uncovered three 9 mm pistols and a shotgun with a total of 47 live rounds, but no arrests were made. — Witness Reporter.






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