Suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm

DUTYWA – In an effort to fight crime in our policing precinct, Dutywa Police members ensure that illegal firearms are taken off the streets and that they are preventing any criminal activities that were planned. They arrested a 30-year-old male for possession of unlicensed firearm during the operation that was conducted last night.
The members were busy with a stop and search in the CBD when they searched a man and recovered an unlicensed firearm and magazine with five rounds of ammunition. He was immediately arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
During their tour of duties they also conducted compliance inspections at liquor outlets and managed to close down two shebeens for non-compliance. The shebeen owners, aged 34 and 61, were arrested for selling liquor without license and liquor was confiscated.
They will appear before Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 19 September 2022.
The Acting Amathole District Commissioner, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu praised the members for the crime fighting efforts that resulted in unlicensed firearms being removed from the perpetrators as part of preventing crime and insuring closing of shebeens.

Source: South African Police Service

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