On Saturday, 01 October 2022 police in Gauteng arrested a 26-year-old suspect for possession of an unlicensed firearm following an intelligence-driven operation in Heidelberg (Gauteng).
Police reportedly obtained information of a suspect making his way to Gauteng from KwaZulu-Natal. A team comprising of members from Crime Intelligence and Sedibeng K9 unit operationalised the information and intercepted a vehicle with three occupants on the Standerton Road towards Heidelberg.
A search led the team to recover an unlicensed firearm and the suspect was subsequently arrested. The driver of the said vehicle and a passenger was not arrested; further investigation is still underway.
The firearm will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine whether it can by linked to other serious crime committed.
Source: South African Police Service