Suspect arrested for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition in Standerton


The Police in Standerton arrested a 39-year-old male on charges of being in possession of three illegal, unlicensed firearms and ammunition on Tuesday July 25.

According to a provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said  members of the police from the Standerton Detective Branch received information about a man who was in possession of unlicensed firearms at a house at Meyerville in Standerton. “The information was followed up and on arrival at the premises, a search was conducted. Three firearms were found, a homemade pipe gun, a 9 mm pistol and a pump action shotgun with ammunition, as well as other ammunition for a pistol,” he said.

He also said the suspect was arrested and charged accordingly. The investigation will focus on establishing whether the firearms were not previously used in criminal acts by sending all weapons for ballistic testing. The Police is not ruling out the possibility of adding more charges against the suspect as the investigation continues.

The man is due to appear at the Standerton Magistrate’s Court today, Wednesday, July 26.illl