Police seize unlicenced firearms

2016-04-28 06:00
The seized firearms. Photo: supplied

The seized firearms. Photo: supplied

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TONGAAT Crime Prevention members allegedly received information that three armed men were inside a house in Gwalas Farm on Sunday.

Warrant Officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie from Tongaat SAPS said the swift response of the Crime Prevention officers led to the arrest of the three men.

“Upon entering and searching the property, officers found all three suspects in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition,” said Maharaj-Marie.

According to police, one of the firearms recovered in the arrests was a positive match to a missing firearm in a case of theft in the Melmoth area earlier this year in January.

The three men are all from the Waterloo area in Verulam.

“This is excellent work by the community, for being observant and assisting police in making their community crime free by getting rid of firearms,” said Maharaj-Marie.

“The officers involved in the arrests are Warrant Officer Nadass, Sergeant Govender, Constable Mudly, Constable Khati and Constable Mbatha. Outstanding work by all for promptly acting on the information they received – keep up the excellent work.”


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