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An intelligence-driven operation by police in Gauteng leads to the swift arrest of a suspect and recovery of an unlicensed firearm

Last updated on October 2, 2022

On Saturday, 01 October 2022 police in Gauteng arrested a 26-year-old suspect for possession of an unlicensed firearm following an intelligence-driven operation in Heidelberg (Gauteng).

Police reportedly obtained information of a suspect making his way to Gauteng from KwaZulu-Natal. A team comprising of members from Crime Intelligence and Sedibeng K9 unit operationalised the information and intercepted a vehicle with three occupants on the Standerton Road towards Heidelberg.

A search led the team to recover an unlicensed firearm and the suspect was subsequently arrested. The driver of the said vehicle and a passenger was not arrested; further investigation is still underway.

The firearm will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine whether it can by linked to other serious crime committed.

Source: South African Police Service

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