The seized exhibits.
Four accused appeared in court after they were arrested for possession of firearms and ammunition during an intelligence-driven operation that was conducted by the Ilembe Cluster Task Team and Umhlali K9 Unit, recently.
Three accused, aged between 42 and 48, were arrested after they were found in possession of three homemade shotguns and a handgun.
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Provincial police spokeswoman, Cpt Nqobile Gwala said all firearms had one round of ammunition each.
“The 42-year-old accused was found with a homemade shotgun and handgun. The two other accused were found with a homemade shotgun each. As the operation continued, a four accused was arrested after he was found in possession of a pistol,” she said.
His firearm had its serial number filed off.
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The men will be profiled to determine if they can be linked to any serious or violent crimes in the area.
Such police operations will continue to eradicate the proliferation of unlicensed firearms in the province.
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