DURBAN – On 11 November 2020 at 13:30, police received information from a security company of a BMW with occupants parked near a house along Narbada Road in Merebank. When the police and security officers arrived, the vehicle had already left. The police continued searching for the vehicle and spotted it along Travencore Drive near Mondi.
The vehicle was stopped and searched. Police found a pistol with seven round of ammunition in the vehicle. A teargas canister, knives and cellphone was also seized from the suspects. The five suspects aged 28 and 48 were arrested and detained at the Wentworth police station. The suspects will be profiled to check if they are linked to other cases reported in Wentworth and surrounding areas. They will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as possession of dangerous weapons.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula welcomed the arrest suspects and the recovery of the illegal firearm.
Source: South African Police Service