DUO ARRESTED FOR CONTRAVENTION OF EXPLOSIVES AND FIREARMS ACTS.
MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged between 32 and 45 were arrested by members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Mpumalanga, on Thursday 20 May 2021.
This follows The Hawks team acted on information about the suspect who was in possession of illegal explosives and firearms, an operation was conducted at one of the workshop/scrapyards in Hazyview.
The team found illegal hunting rifles, 9 mm pistol, rifle barrels, handgun ammunition, homemade silencers, and improvised active homemade explosive devices during a search and seizure operation at the business premises. The collection of firearms and explosives were seized for further investigation by experts from the Explosive Unit and Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) who were called for assistance upon uncovering the weapons.
The business owner and his employee were arrested and they will appear before the White River Magistrate Court on Friday 21 May 2021.