Police in Sedibeng District recover five unlicensed firearms and arrest two suspect following an intelligence-driven operation

GAUTENG - On Sunday, 21 August 2022 police in Sedibeng District arrested two suspects on the N3 Highway in Heidelberg for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition after five firearms were recovered.

According to a preliminary report, a multi-disciplinary team of members from Crime Intelligence, Tactical Response Team (TRT) and Metropolitan Police operationalised information they obtained on firearms being transported from KZN to Vosloorus in Gauteng.

The suspects' vehicles were successfully intercepted by the members on the N3 Highway in Heidelberg. A search led the members to recover five unlicensed firearms and ammunition; both the drivers of the said vehicles were arrested.

Source: South African Police Service