Raid: Three held after police swoop on homestead

2011-11-21 00:00

TWO AK47 rifles, three pistols, 11 live rounds of AK47 ammunition and two 20 kg bags of dagga were seized and three suspects arrested during a clandestine police operation in Estcourt last Friday.

One of the rifles is believed to have been used in two murders in the area earlier this year.

The arrested men, aged between 35 and 57, are expected to appear in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court today.

Police spokesperson Colonel-Lieutenant Vincent Mdunge said a homestead in Amangwe (Loskop) was watched for a week before members of the provincial taxi task team swooped to make the arrests.

The firearms will be sent for ballistics tests to establish if they have been used in the commission of any offences. — WR.

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