KwaZulu-Natal -Three firearms seized, four men in custody

An intelligence driven operation conducted by police officers from the Durban

Public Order Police and Provincial Taxi Task Team resulted in the arrest of four men and the recovery of 3 firearms as well as 53 rounds of ammunition.

Police conducted an operation in the King Cetshwayo District, searching for illegal firearms and wanted suspects. They proceeded to the Ntambanana policing area where three men aged between 32 and 43 were arrested. A 43-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder at his home at Emgxanyini Reserve after he fired shots at the police with his licensed firearm. He was apprehended and his firearm with 22 rounds of ammunition was seized.

Police proceeded to Buchanana where a 31-year-old man was arrested for illegal possession of firearm. He was found with a pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition in his possession. Another man aged 32 was arrested for possession of 10 rounds of ammunition at his home in Ndondwane Reserve. At Macekane Reserve which is within the Empangeni policing area, a 46-year-old man was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was found with a pistol loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition.

All four men are in custody awaiting their court appearance at the Ngwelezane Magistrates Court on 28 September 2020.