Suspects arrested for possession of firearms and ammunition

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Four men aged between 23 and 47 are set to appear before Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 28 June 2021 for being in unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as for being in possession of suspected stolen property.

They were arrested on Friday, 05 June 2021 when the police conducted an intelligence- driven operation in Mayville in Durban.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele of KwaZulu-Natal said the team was following up on information after a house was broken into in the Scottburgh CBD and various items were stolen.

Mbele added that the team proceeded to the Mayville residence as information indicated that the stolen items were on the premises. “A search warrant was executed and over five thousand rounds of ammunition, AK 47 rifle, seven cellular phones, two magazines, a rifle as well as diamonds and jewellery were seized.” The suspects have been detained pending their court appearance.

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