Five suspects arrested after explosives, rifle, pistol found

2016-06-16 06:00

Five men were arrested for possession of explosives and firearms in Site C on Monday morning.

Police said this happened while detectives were looking for wanted suspects in Khayelitsha.

They came across three suspicious looking males in C Section in Site C.

Police spokesperson Noxolo Rwexana said as police approached, the suspects started to run to different directions.

“Police apprehended one of the suspects and he led the police to a house where he alleged that he was going to purchase drugs.

Police searched the house and recovered a 9mm pistol loaded with fourteen rounds. Upon further search they discovered an empty AK-47 riffle magazine and an empty pistol magazine,” she explained.

Five men between the ages of 23 and 34 year old will now appear in Khayelitsha Magistrates court facing charges of possession of unlicenced weaponry.

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