Police nab unlicensed firearm user

2019-08-13 06:00

An Athlone police patrol resulted in the arrest of a 33-year-old suspect who resides in Bokmakierie.

During the patrol at 9:55 on Tuesday 23 July, police spotted a man walking and when he noticed the officers he reportedly dropped something in the yard and began running.

When police went to check what had been dropped in the yard, they found a black Luther firearm with eight live rounds loaded in the magazine.

They also found a sock next to it containing 18 bullets.

The suspect appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday 5 August on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm.


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