Police confiscate illegal

2017-06-15 06:00
Constable Roman Zaal, Cst Siyavuya Zweni, Cst Mandilakhe Tunguntwana and Sergeant Shane Allen with a handcuffed suspect(middle).

Constable Roman Zaal, Cst Siyavuya Zweni, Cst Mandilakhe Tunguntwana and Sergeant Shane Allen with a handcuffed suspect(middle).

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Police’s efforts to remove contraband from the community led to them confiscating firearms, a police radio and attire last week.

According to Harare SAPS spokesperson Captain Siyabulela Vukubi these finds were a operations conducted in the area.

“On Saturday at approximately 01:15 our members were on vehicle patrols in 32 block, Makhaza when they spotted three suspicious males walking and when they ordered them to stop they started to run.

Police pursued and apprehended all three suspects. Upon the search, police recovered a 38 special revolver in one of the suspect’s possession,” he said.

The firearm was loaded with three live rounds and three cartridges with the serial number filed off.

“The firearm will be sent for ballistic test to ascertain if it was recently used in any shooting incident. The suspect ed in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on Monday,” he explained.

In a separate incident police arrested a man who was in possession of a police hand radio as well as police battle jacket.

“The 32-year-old suspect was apprehended in 36 block in Makhaza, on Friday at approximately 23:00. When questioned, by police, he could not give an appropriate account as from where he got the items.

He was arrested for possession of stolen property and appeared in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on Monday,” he said.

Another man was also arrested on Thursday last week after he was caught with an illegal firearm.

“The incident took place in 37 block Makhaza at approximately 14:00 when a man was spotted by police running with a firearm in his hand.

Police immediately pursued the suspect and managed to apprehend him.

It was established that he was chased by the members of the community after he tried to rob a tuck shop belonging to a Somalian national.

A 9mm pistol loaded with five live rounds was confiscated,” he said. He appeared at the Khayelitsha Magistrate court on Monday.


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