MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE NORTH WEST MEDIA CENTRE
CORPORATE COMMUNICATION SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
Three foreign nationals were arrested on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at about 04:00, for being in possession of an unlawful firearm. Klipgat Police received information about someone who is in possession of an unlawful firearm in Bheki Section, Klipgat. On the arrival of the Police they found three Somalia citizens in the house, and an unlicensed 9mm norinco pistol with 70 live rounds hidden between the base and the mattress in one of the rooms. 100 boxes of counterfeit cigarettes, containing 10 packets each, with a street value of approximately R3000-00 were also found in the house. The three were arrested and are expected to appear today, 31 Augustus 2012 in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court.
On the same day, 29 August 2012 another tip-off was received from a community member in Tsebe section, Klipgat, of someone who is in possession of an unlicensed firearm. The police searched the house and found an unlicensed 9mm pistol with 3 live rounds. Two suspects in the house aged 32 and 36 years old were arrested for being in possession of the unlicensed firearm and ammunition. They will also appear today, 31 August 2012 in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court.Media Enquiries Capt A Botma Media Centre Corporate Communication North West 082 856 0932