Durban Public Order Police assisted by Crime Intelligence conducted intelligence driven operations at Umkomaas, KwaMakhutha and Folweni area last night.
During their operations they arrested three suspects who were found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. One of the arrested suspects was found in possession of three unlicensed firearms namely Beretta 9mm pistol, Luger 9mm pistol and P220 9mm pistol with ammunition. All the arrested suspects are aged between 38 and 45 and were charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and they will appear in various courts today.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the members for raiding illegal firearms in the province. ‘These illegal firearms are contributing in killing innocent people in the province. Detectives will work harder with their investigations to establish if the arrested suspects are not linked to any hijackings, business robberies and house robberies in the province. The recovered firearms will be sent for ballistic tests to establish if they were used in any other crimes in the country,’ he said.