Johannesburg Central detectives apprehend a 28-year-old man and recovered an unlicensed firearm with ammunition

GAUTENG - Johannesburg Central detectives arrested a man, aged 28 near a mine dump on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to a preliminary report the detectives were out on an investigation when they detected a suspicious looking man near a mine dump. Upon searching the man an unlicensed firearm and ammunition were found in his possession.

The firearm will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine whether it may be linked to serious crimes committed.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court soon.

Source: South African Police Service