Seven arrested for unlicensed firearms, ammunition

2019-03-26 06:00

Seven people were arrested for allegedly being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition in Observatory on Wednesday 20 March. According to police, the Crime Prevention Intervention Unit conducted scheduled crime prevention patrols and the focus was on preventing contact-related crimes. “The arrest of the seven men between the ages of 17 and 38 happened after patrol officers noticed that the suspect in a white Mercedes Benz were acting suspicious and ordered the vehicle to stop,” Woodstock police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hilton Malila said.

When the officers searched the occupants, Malila said two firearms and 16 rounds of 9mm and four 38 special rounds of ammunition were recovered in the possession of the suspects. He further said that the serial numbers of the firearms were scratched off. They were charged with possession of prohibited firearms and two counts of the illegal possession ammunition without a license.

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