PMB: Group bust with weapons

2008-07-20 00:00

A GROUP of seven men aged between 25 and 40 years were arrested after they were found in possession of illegal weapons.

The men were found in possession of four unlicensed high-calibre firerms with ammunition, after they were stopped by police at the corner of Hoosen Haffejee (Berg) Street and Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Road on Saturday night.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said the SAPS Dog Unit stopped two vehicles, a Golf and a BMW. The seven occupants were found to be in possession of the firearms.

“Subsequent investigations established the possibility that the men may have been on their way to commit a robbery,” he said.

The men will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s court today and police investigations are continuing.

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