Man arrested for illegal firearm, Mthatha #GunsOffTheStreets EASTERN CAPE - Police efforts to eradicate the proliferation of illegal Firearms were rewarded when a 43-year-old male was arrested and illegal firearm recovered.
Tactical Response Team deployed at Bityi conducted an operation in search of illegal Firearms and drug
as well as executing outstanding warrants of arrest in the area of Mthatha when one firearm with erased serial number and different types of ammunitio n found.
The suspect is expected to appear at Mthatha magistrate's court on Monday, 18 January 2021 while the recovered firearm will be taken for a ballistic test to ascertain its earlier use in commission of crime.
The firearm amnesty period is ending on the last day of January 2021.
Anyone who is in possession of an illegal firearm is requested to visit the nearest police station to hand it over without being arrested.