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Police arrest man for illegal possession of firearms in Joburg CBD

During a police search, police recovered the firearm which had no serial number as well as live ammunition.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in the Johannesburg CBD.

The man was spotted travelling in a suspicious vehicle with four other occupants inside.

During a police search, police recovered the firearm, which had no serial number, as well as live ammunition.

The police’s Xoli Mbele says: "The suspect was arrested and detained in Johannesburg Central. An investigation is underway and the suspect will appear soon in the Johannesburg magistrates court."

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