The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga has confirmed the arrest of one suspect who was found in possession of several items, including an unlicensed firearm with ammunition, jammer and traffic officer uniforms.
The man was nabbed by police on Saturday, 4 June 2022.
“According to our information, members of the Secunda Flying Squad members were patrolling on the R29 near Leandra when they came across a suspicious Toyota Corolla vehicle. Their instincts prove to be correct when they stopped the vehicle and instead, two of its occupants fled even before the spoke to the Police. The energetic members searched the vehicle and found an unlicensed firearm with ammunition, jammer, traffic officer uniforms, false number plates and blue lights in the vehicle,” said SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.
SAPS MPUMALANGA: SUSPECT DUE IN COURT ON MONDAY
Mpumalanga authorities say the suspect is expected to make an appearance before the Leslie Periodical Court on Monday 06 June, 2022 facing charges of impersonation, Possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and Possession of suspected stolen property.
The province’s SAPS Commissioner Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has expressed her appreciation on the efforts and commitment to fight crime by police (Secunda Flying Squad), following the 32-year-old suspect’s arrest.
“One suspect (driver), 32 years old was immediately arrested and will appear before Leslie Periodical Court on Monday 06 June, 2022 facing charges of impersonation, Possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and Possession of suspected stolen property”SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
Selala adds that the firearm has been taken for ballistic testing and the vehicle for verification to find out if they were not used in the commission of any crime.
“The Provincial Commissioner has applauded the members for their commitment and alertness,” he further added.
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