4 held for unlicensed guns after shoot-out

2013-09-17 19:37
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Johannesburg - Four men have been arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

They were caught in bushes after a police chase on Monday, said police spokesperson Jay Naicker.

He said the police gave chase to a white bakkie that drove through a red traffic light in KwaMashu.

"When they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver turned to Nkonjane Road at K Section where the vehicle crashed and came to standstill."

The men, aged between 35 and 48, jumped out and ran towards bushes while shooting at the police.

"Dogs were released to give chase and the men were found in possession of firearms and ammunition," said Naicker.

Police confiscated a .38 special Taurus revolver with six rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition, a 7.65 pistol, a .38 Taurus revolver and an AK-47 assault rifle with 30 rounds.

Six cellphones, an identity document and five rubber gloves were also seized.

Naicker said the firearms would be sent for ballistics tests to determine whether they had been used in any other crimes in the province.

The men would appear soon in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court, said Naicker.

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