By Thys Khiba
Thaba Nchu- Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Selosesha have arrested seven suspects for illegal immigration whilst another male suspect (45) was arrested for unlawful possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, in joint crime prevention on Thursday.
According to the police spokesperson, Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, Bloemfontein and Selosesha police officers were, on Thursday 17 June, patrolling around grazing field near Rooifontein Trust. Police officials, in joint crime prevention, conducted stop and search operations.
“During the operation police managed to confiscate a revolver as a shepherd went to his place in Mokwena to show police his passport,” said Mokgwabone.
Whilst at the house, the 45 year-old man handed police his passport from the wardrobe, but vigilant police noticed three live rounds.
According to Makhele, police searched the wardrobe and found a revolver with one bullet covered with a plastic bag. The confiscated firearm will be sent for ballistic testing to determine whether it was not used in the commission of crime.
All suspects are expected to appear before Thaba Nchu Magistrate’s Court.
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