Suspects arrested for Illegal Firearms in Qumbu

By Mbulelo Sisulu

One suspect has been arrested and two firearms recovered in Qumbu. 

The Tactical Response Team deployed in Qumbu with Mthatha Operational Command Centre (OCC) members conducted information driven operations searching for illegal firearms and ammunition at Ngxaboxa location and Mabolompo Location on August 20- between 23:00 till 09:00 the next day.

These suspects are believed to be in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition allegedly used in committing criminal activities around Qumbu areas.

The operation resulted in the arrest of a 29 years old male suspect from Ngxaboxa Location, Qumbu.

The suspect was arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition as well as possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

One Silver and black 38 Dean Wesson 4.5mm revolver without rounds was confiscated.

One Black Pietro Barreta 9mm Pistol with a 9mm Magazine containing ten(10) 9mm live rounds as well as Gold 9mm live rounds (mixed rounds)

In another operation, the Tactical Response Team deployed at Qumbu went to a homestead situated at Mabolompa Locality, Chulumca A/A, Qumbu. Upon arrival the father of the wanted suspect informed police that his son and a friend were sleeping and guarding a shop and shebeen belonged to the suspect’s uncle. A follow-up was done at the shop but the suspect evaded the police by escaping through the back door. A Pistol was found underneath the pillow where the suspect was sleeping.

An enquiry docket was opened and one 65 Pistol and one magazine containing four(04) live rounds was confiscated.

The suspect is expected to appear at Qumbu Magistrate’s Court soon,  facing respective charges.

Police spokesperson Captain Khaya Tonjeni said all firearms will be taken for a ballistic test to ascertain whether they have been used previously in crime.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga was elated with the intervention and the results achieved.

“Our Intelligence driven operations are an efficient remedy. We will continue and make similar inroads in other towns until our people are and feel safe,” she added.

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