Members of the John Taolo Gaetsewe Highway patrol unit arrested a 31-year-old male for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and dealing in dagga.
It is reported that on Saturday, 01 January 2022 at about 07:30 the JTG Highway Patrol members received a tip off from the community about an unknown male walking with a firearm along the road to the Manyeding village outside Kuruman.
On arrival at the scene they found the suspect who fit the description and searched him. An unlicensed firearm was found in his possession.
The determination of the members led them to the home of the suspect at a cattle post in Kagung village.
During further investigation and after searching the suspect's home, the SAPS members discovered five rounds of ammunition as well as a dagga plantation with an estimated estimated value of R8430-00.
The police are also investigating the possibility that the suspect could be linked to a murder case where the deceased was allegedly fatally shot on Friday, 31 December 2021 at the Manyeding village. The suspect will appear in the Mothibistad Magistrates Court soon on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and dealing in dagga.
The Acting District Commander, Brigadier Johnny Besnaar commended the Highway Patrol members for their determination and relentless efforts to bring the perpetrator to book. He also thanked the community for reporting criminal activities and urged them to continue to be the police's eyes and ears.
Source: South African Police Service