Suspects arrested in Lwandle and Bishop Lavis for illegal firearm and ammunition

A 46-year-old man was arrested by police, on Tuesday, after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition in Lwandle.

Sergeant Wesley Twigg said officers received information about an illegal firearm being kept in Vukayi street.

‘’Members of the Provincial Operational Coordination Centre received and passed on information to operational members about a firearm at the mentioned address. The house was searched and a 9mm pistol with ammunition was found in the safe. When the members asked for a firearm license, the suspect could not produce one. He was arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition,’’ he said.

Twigg said the suspect will appear in the Strand Magistrates court once charged.


Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Bishop Lavis after he travelled with a gun in a taxi.

‘’The members spotted a taxi which fitted the description and pulled it over in Bishop Lavis. They ensued with a search and found a 30 year old man was in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition. He was arrested and detained,’’ said Sergeant Wesley Twigg.


The suspect will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates court once he has been charged.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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