Three suspects arrested in Delft on firearm related charge

Three suspects were arrested over the weekend in Delft in separate incidents, for firearm related charges.

In the first incident, a 35-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

The police’s Josheph Swaartbooi said officers were busy with patrols near a local shopping complex when they heard gunshots. “As they approached, they saw people running in different directions. The community members pointed at three unknown males at the entrance to the shop. The officers stopped and searched the trio and found a 9mm pistol with ammunition in the possession of one of the suspects.”

Meanwhile a The 40-year-old male was arrested and detained on a charge of discharging of a firearm in a municipal area. Swaarbooi said the officers were doing stop and search operations in Leiden when they heard gunshots. “They approached the house in Homtini Street where chaos erupted. Upon entering the premises, they saw an unknown man with a firearm in his hand who was about exit the premises. They stopped the suspect in his tracks and disarmed him.”

Furthermore, a 26-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of an illegal firearm. According to the police’s Joseph Swaartbooi officers responded to information and approached a home in Welwelshier Street. “An unknown male accompanied the police officers whilst they searched the premises. They recovered a black unknown calibre pistol hidden in a sports bag,” said Warrant officer Swaartbooi.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Bellville Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.


Done By Esona Mfazwe


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