Suspected gangster searched for gun

2017-09-12 06:00
The firearm confiscated on Sunday.

The firearm confiscated on Sunday.

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Police arrested a suspected gangster for possession of a firearm on ­Sunday.

Officers were busy with crime prevention duties in Crevasse Street, Tafelsig, executing stop-and-searches when they noticed a suspicious man.

While searching the man, they found a 9mm Star pistol with a magazine and nine bullets.

The gun’s serial number had been filed off.

Police also confiscated a black bag containing 15 live bullets.

The 24-year-old man was arrested and faces a charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

V Anyone with information on crime can call CrimeStop on 08600 10111 or their local police station.

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