A 43-year-old man has been arrested and charged to Sasolburg Magistrate Court, for been in possession of 51 assorted firearms.
It was learnt that information was received by the Western Cape Crime Intelligence about a house in Sasolburg that is apparently storing firearms.
Integrated units like Sasolburg SAPS, Sasolburg Bomb Disposal Unit, Sasolburg TRT, Western Cape Provincial Crime Intelligence, Sasolburg Crime Intelligence and Local Criminal Record Centre, acted on the information which led to the arrest and recovery.
A police source, who spoke on the operation, said: “ On arrival at a house in Unie Street, Sasolburg, the owner was asked for documentation to prove that he was allowed to safeguard the firearms to which he could not provide the required documentation.
“ The house was searched and a total of 51 firearms that include handguns, assault rifles, hunting firearms and various assorted rounds of ammunition as well as explosives were found and confiscated.
“ The 43-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He will appear in Sasolburg Magistrate’s Court soon.”