Man arrested for illegal firearm possession and stolen goods

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POLICE have arrested a 24-year-old Alexandria man for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as possession of suspected stolen property.

Yesterday members of the Port Alfred K9 unit assisted Alexandria detectives who had received information on firearms that were possibly stolen.

During a search of the suspect’s premises a .303 rifle and a bag containing ammunition for the rifle, a 9mm pistol and a .45, were found, as well as a balaclava with gloves. An Acer laptop was also recovered.

The suspect is due to appear in the Alexandria magistrate’s court early next week.

Police spokeswoman Captain Mali Govender said support by specialised units continued to yield success.

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