Unlicensed firearms seized in Loskop – four arrested

One of the unlicensed firearms and ammunition recovered from four suspects at a home in Ngonyameni, Loskop.

To eradicate the proliferation of illegal firearms, police have embarked on specialised operations.

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One such operation yielded success last Tuesday when four unlicensed firearms and ammunition were recovered.

Police from the National Intervention Unit, Public Order Police and Uthukela Crime Intelligence descended on a home in Ngonyameni, Loskop during the early hours of the morning.

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A search of the house produced two rifles, a pistol and a revolver. A total of 114 live rounds of ammunition were also confiscated.

Four people, aged between 18 and 23, were arrested. They were charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and appeared in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court last week.

The recovered firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain whether they have been used in committing crimes in the country.

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Ronelle Mungaroo

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