Two suspects have been arrested by operatives of the South African Police Service, for being in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition at Zingcuka Location, Kieskammahoek.
According to the Amathole Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Zinikele Freddie, the arrest followed Police swift response to information received about people that have unlicensed firearms at Zingcuka Village.
Freddie said: “ Upon searching the first suspect’s house, they recovered a Lorcin with eight live ammunition. They proceeded to Jojweni Location and recovered a Lorcin with 10 live ammunition.
“ On further investigation, Police discovered both suspects did not have licenses for the firearms and they were immediately arrested. They will both be appearing at the Kieskammahoek Magistrate Court soon, facing charges of possession of illegal weapons and ammunition. Both firearms will be taken to a ballistic test to ascertain its earlier use in the commission of crime.”
The District Commissioner also commended the job well done by members together with the assistance of the public to ensure that South African citizens are safe and secure.