The seized black Astra pistol.
A man was arrested and an illegal firearm seized following an operation conducted by Verulam SAPS, last week.
Detectives and police officers, under the command of W/O Calvin Moodley, were proceeding to arrest the suspect for assault GBH.
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They were then informed that he was in possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Verulam police approached and searched the suspect’s premises and discovered a black Astra pistol with no ammunition.
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He was questioned about the firearm but could not provide a license as he did not possess one.
Communications officer of Verulam SAPS, Cpt Henry Kisten said, “The suspect was arrested and charged accordingly. He will appear in court soon. Station commander, Brig Victor Dludla, heaped praises upon the men in blue for their efforts shown in the fight against crime.”
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