Four men held for illegal firearms and dagga

Four men with ages between 32 and 46 were arrested during a multi-disciplinary operation by NIU, Flying Squad, K9 Unit, Mthatha Vispol and Provincial Traffic at the R61 road near Kwangcingane during yesterday afternoon, 02 February 2019.

The members were operating following information that there was a vehicle with its occupants attending a funeral of a man that was found dead in Ngcobo last week with gun wounds and his funeral was at Mpafane locality in Baziya yesterday.

During a vehicle check point, four suspects in a Toyota Runx were found in possession of 3 A� 9mm pistols with empty magazines and dagga contained in a black plastic bag.

Their motor vehicle was confiscated. All firearms will be sent for ballistic testing. They will be caused to appear before Mthatha Magistrates' Court tomorrow, 04 February 2019.

"I applaud each and every member involved in the operation. This is a clear message to criminals that we will stop proliferation of firearms in this Cluster" said the Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Asogran Naidoo.

Source: South African Police Service