Umlazi man arrested with unlicensed firearm and drugs

The items which were seized by police officers.

Umlazi SAPS, assisted by other units, conducted an intelligence-driven operation which led to the arrest of a suspect, who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and drugs, recently. Police conducted the operation to follow up on intelligence with regards to illegal firearms at V Section in Umlazi.

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During the operation, a house was identified and police approached the house which was subsequently searched. Four men were found in the house and one of them was found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition.

Police also seized 20 pieces of rock cocaine and 10 mandrax tablets following a further search of the premises. The 43-year-old man was arrested and charged for possession of an unlicensed firearm, ammunition and drugs. He appeared in court, recently.

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KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa thanked the Umlazi SAPS for their continuous efforts in dealing with crime.

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