Guns confiscated from Jeep in funeral convoy

09 March 2020 - 08:37 By Simtembile Mgidi
One of the guns was reported stolen and the other had its serial number filed off.
One of the guns was reported stolen and the other had its serial number filed off.
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Police confiscated five guns in Port Elizabeth on Saturday and arrested two men on their way to a funeral. They were allegedly found in possession of illegal firearms.

Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said a white Jeep that was part of a funeral convoy on Stanford Road was pulled over at about 1pm, reported HeraldLIVE.

“Seven occupants were in the vehicle and they were searched. One was found with a 9mm pistol with the serial number filed off and the second person with a 7.65 pistol.”

She said the 7.65 pistol had been reported stolen in Walmer in January 2019.

“The males, aged 24, were detained on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property,”  Naidu said.

The “stolen” property consisted of a CCTV camera and diving equipment. The vehicle was impounded for further investigations.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court on Monday.


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