Suspect arrested with illegal firearm

2018-02-02 06:00

ON January 18, SAPS held a joint operation at Katkop and discovered a R5 rifle with six rounds of ammunition and arrested a 47-year-old man.

SAPS spokesman Captain Raphael Motloung said they received information about the suspect who had the rifle and searched his house.

“The rifle’s serial number was erased and it is believed it was stolen from the police. The rifle has been sent for ballistic testing,” said Motloung. The suspect appeared in the Mount Fletcher Magistrate’s Court last Friday, The case was remanded to February 1 for formal bail application. The suspect remains in custody. - Supplied.


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