Tsakane – Two men, aged between 21 and 28, were arrested by the EMPD Public Order Policing Task Team members following a tip-off from concerned members of the Tsakane community on Thursday.
A 9mm pistol with three live rounds of ammunition, with its make and serial number filed off, as well as a stolen vehicle were recovered along Ndaba Drive at about 3pm.
EMPD Spokesperson Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago says the police received information that a male passenger in a black Audi sedan was in possession of a firearm.
“A vehicle fitting the description was stopped and an unlicensed firearm was found on the passenger.
“The Audi was found to be a vehicle stolen in Klerksdorp in March 2013. The men were arrested.
“The duo were detained at Tsakane Police Station for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
“The recovered vehicle and firearm were booked in at the same police station.
“The pair is expected to appear in the Tsakane Magistrate’s Court,” he says.
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