Committed police members recover a firearm and ammunition after pursuing a suspect who fled when he saw the patrol vehicle.

The police members of the Flying Squad were busy with patrols in Athlone on Saturday 16 October, when they spotted an unknown man who acted suspiciously. The suspect fled the scene when he saw the patrol vehicle and the police members gave chase, and apprehended the suspect near to the N2 Highway. Upon searching the man, he was found in possession of a 9 mm pistol with ammunition. The 31-year-old man was arrested and detained.

Once charge the suspect is expected to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrate court on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

Source: South African Police Service

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