Two arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition: Jeffreys Bay

EASTERN CAPE – A man (61) and a woman (28) were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition after a stolen firearm was found in the vehicle they were traveling in on the N2 near Jeffreys Bay on Friday, 20 August 2021.

On Friday, 20 August 2021, around midday, it is alleged that members from Kouga Law Enforcement were patrolling on the N2, when they received a notification of a flagged vehicle with CF registration number plates travelling past Gamtoos Bridge towards Humansdorp direction. Members waited for the vehicle and also contacted Jeffreys Bay SAPS for assistance. Moments later, the vehicle, fitting the description circulated, was spotted on the N2 and was pulled off the road. The two occupants granted permission for the vehicle to be searched, and a firearm with seven rounds of ammunition was found stashed in a black small bag.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the firearm was reported stolen in Gelvandale 24 years ago (1997). The two suspects aged 61 and 28 were arrested, and are due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 23 August 2021 on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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