Two men with dangerous weapons nabbed, north of KwaZulu-Natal

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Two men have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, and possession of dangerous weapons in Ntambanana, north of KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN police said the pair were arrested during an intelligence driven operation conducted in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the operation was conducted by the King Cetshwayo District Task Team together with Empangeni Crime Intelligence.

Mbele said the police officers proceeded to the Mambuka area where they arrested a 63-year-old man at his homestead for being in possession of an R1 rifle, a shotgun and 99 rounds of ammunition.

She said the man was charged for being in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

While the police were on their way back to Ntambanana Police Station, said Mbele, they came across a vehicle and requested to search it.

“Upon searching the vehicle, they recovered a 303 rifle with a silencer, four rounds of ammunition, two knives, a hand saw and an axe. The suspect, 44, was charged for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as dangerous weapons,” said Mbele.

She said the men are set to appear in the Ngwelezane Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

sakhiseni.nxumalo@witness.co.za
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