Mthatha police committed in confiscation of firearms

Madeira Vispol members arrested a 35-year-old man for possession of a 9mm Norinco pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition at Tutor Ndamase today the 10 September 2018 at about 035.

Members saw a suspicious motor vehicle, stopped and searched. Upon searching they found the suspect in possession of the pistol. He will appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court tomorrow the 11 September 2018 facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

In Ngqeleni a 40 year old man was arrested by Ngqeleni Vispol members for possession of unlicensed 9mm pistol (numbers erased) with four rounds of ammunition at Bukwini locality today the 10 September 2018 at about 00h00.

Members followed a positive information and he was also found in possession of 5kg dagga. He will appear before Ngqeleni Magistrate Court tomorrow the 11 September 2018 facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and possession and dealing in dagga.

Ngqeleni Vispol proceeded to Katelumla locality where they arrested a 28 year old man for possession of 15 Mandrax drugs today the 10 September 2018 at about 01h00. He will appear before Ngqeleni Magistrate Court tomorrow the 11 September 2018 facing charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

The Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza commended member for their successes and said “Those firearms should be sent for ballistic testing and we should link the suspects with business robberies around our area.”

Source: South African Police Service