KZN SAPS NEWS: YOUNG WOMAN & 29-YR-OLD MAN ARRESTED WITH FIREARMS AND AMMO
Media Statement from KwaZulu-Natal Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
An intelligence driven operation that was held in the Uthukela Cluster on 11 January 2019, yielded positive results. The operation consisted of officers from the Uthukela Cluster Crime Intelligence Gathering Unit, Public Order Policing officers from Newcastle as well as officers from the Phoenix Tactical Response Team. During the operation, a 22-year-old woman was arrested for being in possession of a CZ75 pistol and
14 rounds of ammunition. A 29-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of a pistol. A rifle was also found abandoned during the operation.
During the same operation a 28-year-old man was arrested for a house robbery. The incident took place recently in the Steadville area. The suspects were arrested in the Ladysmith CBD, Steadville and KwaMntandi areas. They are all due to make their first appearance in the Ladysmith Magistrates Court today. Detectives are confident that suspect arrested for house robbery will be linked to other cases that occurred in the area.
Another operation was conducted by police officers from the KwaMsane Cluster Task Team which led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 30 and 44 and the recovery of two pistols as well as a stolen television. Suspects were arrested at Nkodibe area where two pistols with their serial numbers filed off were confiscated, 11 rounds of ammunition and a television. They will be charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property. They will be appearing in the KwaMsane Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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