Teenager busted with illegal firearm and ammunition in Humansdorp Cluster Area

HUMANSDORP CLUSTER: Efforts to fight the proliferation of illegal firearms in the Humansdorp Cluster paid off today at about 13:15, when a 17-year-old male was arrested with an unlicensed firearm (.38 special) and several rounds of ammunition.

Members from Humansdorp SAPS were busy conducting routine patrols between Vaaldam and Gill Marcus, Humansdorp, when they received information from community members about a suspect carrying a firearm. Members acted immediately and through thorough and responsive investigations the suspect was found in possession of the firearm. The 17-year-old male suspect was arrested on charges ranging from the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The suspect is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 on the respective charges. The firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to ascertain whether it was used in the commission of other crimes.

The South African Police Service will continue with their Back to Basics approach, with the aim to intensify operations in order to ensure the safety of all citizens. Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok thanked the community for alerting the police and he thanked the members for their vigilance in ensuring that they bring those culprits who break the law, to book.

Source: South African Police Service