The Hawks said two men, aged 48 and 26, were arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm and an explosive.
Two men were nabbed by the Hawks recently for the illegal possession of a firearm and an explosive.
According to Hawks spokesperson Captain Tebogo Thebe, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and Kimberley TRT and Explosive unit arrested two suspects, aged 48 and 26, on Friday, 18 February 2022.
“The team received information regarding a suspect who was in possession of a firearm and a hand grenade.
“A search and seizure operation was conducted at an identified property in Galeshewe, Kimberley,” Thebe said.
The property was searched, and the team recovered one Norinco 9mm pistol, with 21 9mm live rounds, and one South African Police issued stun grenade.
He furthermore said both suspects are expected to appear at Galeshewe Magistrate Court on Monday, 21 February 2022.
The investigation continues.
Meanwhile, a 38-year old man was arrested on Thursday, 10 February 2022, for impersonating a peace officer and fraud.
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Thebe said the man appeared in the Postmasburg Magistrate’s Court.
“The man was released on bail, and the matter was postponed to 12 April 2022.”
The man allegedly defrauded the public by pretending to be the Chief of Traffic in Postmasburg.
“He promised people driving and vehicle registration papers in return for a sum of money.
“A number of people have come forward, claiming to have been defrauded by the suspect. Five cellular phones valued at R20 000 were seized from the man.”
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