Drug dealer’s brother arrested with illegal firearm, ammunition in Demat

The recovered firearm.

A notorious drug dealer’s brother was arrested after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and live rounds of ammunition at his home in Demat, yesterday.

The eThekwini Inner South Cluster Intelligence Driven Operation and eThekwini Inner South Cluster Crime Combatting Unit were responsible for the successful arrest.

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The 46-year-old suspect’s home was searched after police received information from a reliable source that he was in possession of a firearm. The firearm was found in the bedroom.

Police officers seized the Taurus Revolver, which had the serial number filled off, as well as five live rounds of ammunition. The suspect was arrested and charged for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and for being in possession of live rounds of ammunition.

The suspect will appear in Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court soon. The eThekwini Inner South Cluster commander, Maj Gen Nunkumar commended police on their excellent work in recovering the illegal firearm and live rounds of ammunition.

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“We will have a zero-tolerance approach to all perpetrators during this festive season, especially those who are found in possession of illegal firearms,” he said.

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