Men arrested after trying to flee with weapons

KWAZULU-NATAL – Umbilo police officers were conducting patrols yesterday when they spotted a suspicious vehicle with two occupants travelling at a high speed.

The police officers attempted to stop the said vehicle, but they continued speeding. A chase ensued and the vehicle was intercepted on Magwaza Maphalala Road. A search was conducted and the 30-year-old driver was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm with seven rounds of ammunition.

The passenger (21) was found in possession of a knife with bloodstains. The suspects were charged for being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as for being in possession of a dangerous weapon. They will be appearing at the Durban magistrate’s court later today. The suspect’s vehicle was also seized for further investigation.

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner, lieutenant general Khombinkosi Jula, praised the police officers for the arrest of the suspects.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele
082 462 9870

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