By Thys Khiba
Heilbron – South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Spokesperson for Free State Colonel Thandi Mbambo confirmed that four males and one female suspects aged between 30 and 41 years are expected to appear at the Heilbron Magistrate Court on Friday 09 July on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions including conspiracy to commit crime.
“Two of the suspects are from Gauteng province whilst other three are from KwaZulu Natal,” said Colonel Mbambo.
This is after the TRT in Fezile Dabi Region, Hawks and Heilbron police officials received information about a planned farm attack at about 06:00 on Tuesday.
“An observation was kept and at about 21:30 police stopped a Red Madza 3 on Guttenberg road near Heilbron. When searching the said vehicle two (2) unlicensed firearms with twelve (12) live ammunitions were found,” said Colonel Mbambo.
While the police officials were searching two fake SAPS appointment cards were discovered by police officials.
According to Colonel Mbambo, the firearms will be sent for ballistic testing to determine whether they were not used or used in the commission of other crimes.
Further investigations will be conducted to establish possible linkage of the suspects to other crimes.
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