Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Senior officer arrested for stealing SAPS arsenal

By Tando Mfengwana
30 January 2007

A senior police officer is scheduled to appear in court for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The firearm was found in his home after an investigation into missing inventory at the Police Armoury in Pinelands.

A number of firearms and ammunition was discovered at Superintendent Labuschagne’s house that could not be accounted for at the registers.

A second suspect was also arrested. Three unlicensed firearms were confiscated at the home of Harold Larson.

Both suspects’ appeared in court on Thursday and are expected to appear again at the Athlone Magistrate's Court on 15th March.

Police said the second suspect is not one of their members. The investigation is ongoing.


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