Police raid after tip-off

2017-04-26 06:00

The police in Botshabelo have launched an intensive investigation into the origin of firearms and stolen goods confiscated upon the arrest of a 26-year-old man from Botshabelo.

The stolen goods and firearms were discovered by the members of three units of the Selosesha cluster – Crime Intelligence, K9 and the flying squad – upon raiding a house in Botshabelo in K Section. The police apprehended the suspect on Friday (21/04).

Sgt. Martin Xuma, spokesperson of the cluster, said the police acted on a tip-off about unlicensed firearms kept at a house in the section.

“Upon arriving at the given address, the team of police searched the shack dwelling erected behind the main house and discovered two air guns, a shotgun that was hidden between corrugated irons, 86 shotgun rounds, 13 spades, a computer box, a car radio, a blood pressure monitor, bolt cutter and a toy gun,” he said.

Xuma said the suspect faces three charges: possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and possession of suspected stolen goods. He said the suspect remains in custody and will appear in the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court this week.

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