Suspects arrested for possession of illegal firearms and dagga

DURBAN – An intelligence driven operation conducted by the Zululand Task Team and Paulpietersburg SAPS which led to the successful arrest of three suspects and seizure of illegal firearms, ammunition and dagga.

On 08 October 2021 at 00:30, a multidisciplinary operation was held at Bhadeni in Paulpietersburg when police received information of a well-known suspect said to be in unlawful possession of firearms. The team proceeded to the man’s homestead in the Kwa-Vova area and requested to search his premises.

During the search, police recovered two pistols, a revolver and 37 rounds of ammunition. A 43-year-old man was then placed under arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He is expected to appear in Paulpietersburg Magistrates Court today.

In another operation conducted last night at 22:00, Paulpietersburg police officers received information of a suspicious vehicle said to be transporting large quantity of dagga. The police officers followed upon the said information and the vehicle was spotted on the R33 between Paulpietersburg and Vryheid and a chase ensued. The police managed to intercept the vehicle and two suspects aged 28 and 29 were arrested after they were found with 12 bags of dagga.

The estimated street value of the recovered dagga is R300 000-00. The suspects’ vehicle was taken to police pound for further investigation. The suspects are appearing before the Paulpietersburg Magistrate’s Court today for dealing in dagga.

Source: South African Police Service

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