FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AND VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS INCL A R600,000 VEHICLE WAS RECOVERED, WELKOM
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FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION AND VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS INCL A R600,000 VEHICLE WAS RECOVERED, WELKOM
South African Police Service | Free State | NARI

2 Oct 2017, Welkom: : On Friday, 29 September 2017 at about 17:00 intelligence led operation consisting of different police units including, Welkom Flying Squad, K9 Unit, and Crime Intelligence was conducted in areas identified as problematic in the Gold Fields in Welkom.

A suspicious vehicle, BMW 520d parked at Riebeeckstad was detected during the operation. When the police approached, the occupants drove off and police gave chase until at Nampo Park in Bothaville.

The suspects abandoned the car which bore false registration numbers, FD41HLP and ran away. It was later discovered that the car was hijacked at Walmer with the value of R600 000.

The following items were found in the vehicle:

  • 3 x R5 Rifles
  • 2 x lm5 Rifles
  • 1 x 357mm Ruger Revolver
  • 8 x 357mm Rounds
  • 400 x R5 Rounds
  • 11 x R5 Rounds
  • 26 x 9mm Rounds
  • 1 x 9mm magazine
  • 1 x Blue light
  • 3 x sets of false number plate
  • 18 x White masks
  • 1 x big explosive bag
  • 6 x Detonators / Explosives
  • 1 x Cell phone
  • and lots of balaclavas and cloves

Provincial Commissioner of Free State, Lt Gen Lebeoana Tsumane said “it shows that our intelligence led operations are paying dividends and this must be a warning to those criminals carrying these heavy firearms in the area of Gold Fields that we will never rest until we get the perpetrators into custody”.




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