Suspect arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition

The Welkom Public Order Police Unit followed up on information which led to arrest of man in possession of illegal firearm and ammunitions.

On Sunday, 4 September 2022 the members reported on duty at about 03:00 following up information of a suspect who was allegedly in possession of an unlicensed firearm at Meqheleng Township, Zone 8 at certain house. The house was searched in presence of the suspect and a black revolver with ammunitions was found hidden under the fridge and couldn’t produce any licence and was arrested.

The 43-year-old suspect is charged and expected to appear before the Ficksburg Magistrates’ court soon facing charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunitions.

Source: South African Police Service

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