Eight held over firearms

2014-02-13 20:41
Nielen de Klerk (News24)

Nielen de Klerk (News24)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police said that eight men had been caught with unlicensed firearms and ammunition in their possession in Kagiso on the West Rand on Thursday.

The men, aged between 23 and 35, were arrested after police discovered five unlicensed firearms in the two vehicles the men were travelling in, said spokesperson Katlego Mogale.

Three pistols were found in a silver Toyota Corolla that five of the men were travelling in.

A car chase ensued when the second vehicle, a gold Toyota Tazz, fled to Old Main Reef Road towards Randfontein, Mogale said.

Three more men were arrested and two more unlicensed firearms were found.

One of the firearms was linked to a crime in the Northern Cape.

The group will appear in the Kagiso Magistrate's Court soon on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

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