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Suspect arrested, firearms recovered

Members of the Welkom Public Order Policing Reaction Team arrested one suspect and confiscated two firearms in Thabong on 30 October.

The 22-year-old suspect was arrested after a 9 mm Norinco pistol with six live rounds, and a shotgun, loaded with three rounds, were found inside a shack he was sleeping in at New Stands in Thabong.

The police officers were following up on crime intelligence driven information that Lesotho nationals, who were renting a shack in New Stands, had firearms.

The police raided the shack and found a pistol under the pillow on a bed.

They apprehended the man, and upon further investigation found a shotgun hidden behind the kitchen cupboard.

“The suspect was arrested and will be charged for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

“There is also a suspicion that these firearms might be linked to other house robberies and other crimes previously committed in Thabong. The detectives will probe deeper into this matter to ascertain this. The suspect will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court in due course,” says Capt. Malebo Khosana of the Thabong police cluster.

Thabong cluster commander, Maj. Gen. Apaphia Modise, lauded the members for their swift reaction to information leading to the recovery of these firearms and the arrest of a suspect.

“This valuable information is appreciated as it assists us to reduce the number of firearms used to commit crimes against our law abiding citizens,” said Modise.

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