Four nabbed for unlawfull possession of firearms and suspected stolen property
NELSPRUIT – The Secunda Flying Squad members pounced on four men aged between 36 and 47, who were found in unlawful possession of firearms and suspected stolen property near Trichardt Toll Gate outside Secunda.
The members were executing their normal patrol duties yesterday, 08 May 2017, at about 19:00, when they stopped a black BMW X3 with four occupants for a search. During the search, police found three firearms with serial numbers filed off, ammunition, packets of cigarettes as well as airtime vouchers and as a result, all four were nabbed on the spot. Police further seized the suspects’ vehicle including the loot.
The profiling of the suspects is underway to check for their involvement in other crimes and the firearms will be subjected to ballistic testing for further investigation. The suspects will appear before the Secunda Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 10 May 2018 facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, as well as possession of suspected stolen property.
The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma applauded the members for the arrest of the suspects and for confiscating the firearms which could have been used in the commission of crime. He encourages police members to increase the visibility and execute more stop searches, which assist in eliminating illegal items and lethal weapons.
Source: South African Police Service