37 Unlicensed firearms recovered

2016-02-24 06:00

A TOTAL of 37 suspects were arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, following a one week operation to confiscate unlicensed firearms and appeared in the various magistrate’s courts across the province.

Various clusters within the KwaZulu-Natal, inclusive of eThekwini Inner North, eThekwini Inner South, Ilembe, Uthukela, Umzinyathi, Uthungulu and other clusters embarked on the various operations from 7 to 13 February. The operations yielded fruitful results when 37 unlicensed firearms and 207 live rounds of ammunition were confiscated.

The KZN Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni praised members for the recovery of the firearms.

“Although many firearms have been recovered from the hands of the criminals over the past few months, it still remains a concern that criminals are using firearms to commit crime. We will ensure that all those possessing unlicensed firearms are brought to book,” she said. - Supplied.

We will ensure that all those possessing unlicensed firearms are brought to book

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