Police recover firearm and hijacked vehicle

2019-01-17 06:01

MEMBERS of the Verulam Crime Prevention unit under the command of Warrant Officer Muniappen were performing crime prevention duties when they stopped a suspicious vehicle.

Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Henry Kisten said: “The members stopped the vehicle and upon searching the driver they found him in possession of a firearm and a magazine which contained eight rounds of ammunition. The serial number of the firearm was checked and the firearm was reported stolen in the Point area. Muniappen also checked the registration number of the vehicle and the vehicle was reported hijacked in the Bhekithemba area.”

The suspect was arrested and charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm and for being in possession of stolen property.

The station commander Brigadier Victor Dludla commended Muniappen and his members for arrest and recoveries. He urged communities to work with the police especially with the recovery of illegal firearms since it is the biggest contributors of crime. -Supplied. — Supplied

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