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EMPD get illegal gun, ammo off streets

Following up on information from National Crime Intelligence, a suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm in Thokoza.

An EMPD office arrested a 47-year-old male for the possession of an illegal firearm at Mshayazafe hostel, Thokoza, on July 24.

According to the Ekurhuleni District SAPS media liaison officer, Captain Neldah Sekgobela, an EMPD officer from the Boksburg precinct was on duty at 23:00 when he received information from National Crime Intelligence about an unlicensed firearm.

The ammunition was seized by the EMPD official.

Sekgobela said the official responded and found the information was correct. The official arrested him for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

“A 9mm silver pistol with two magazines and 12 live ammunition was seized from the suspect,” said Sekgobela.
The suspect will appear at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on July 26.

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