Willowvale Police arrested two men aged 30 and 37 for possession of unlicensed firearms namely a pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition and an automatic rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition. Both suspects were stopped by the Willowvale Police during their patrol along Willowvale Main Street, Willowvale on Saturday, 27 July 2019 at about 00h58. The suspects could not produce valid licensed for the firearms and ammunition.
The firearms will also be subjected to ballistic tests to establish if it were used in the commission of crime around Willowvale and the surrounding areas. Acting Butterworth Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze congratulated Willowvale Police for being alert as crime such as armed robberies and murders have been prevented through the arrests of the suspects and recovery of the unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
The suspects are due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday, 29 July 2019.
Source: South African Police Service