Prisoner's gun found in cereal box

2013-10-19 16:00

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Johannesburg - A prisoner in the Wellington Prison in Mthatha was caught on Saturday hiding a gun in a box of cereal, Eastern Cape police said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said police found a firearm in a box of Weet-Bix, five rounds of ammunition in a packet of sugar and Okapi knives in a chips packet in the 40-year-old prisoner's cell.

Three other prisoners were also allegedly linked to the weapons.

"The man was arrested in 2004 and sentenced in 2006...for murder," Fatyela said.

He said the prisoner could face additional charges.

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