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Foreigners arrested for illegal arms

Nelspruit - Five foreign nationals were arrested on Tuesday for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, Mpumalanga police said.

The men - believed to be from Somalia and Ethiopia - were arrested in Pienaar, near Nelspruit, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Five foreign nationals were arrested in Pienaar, near Nelspruit, for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. File photo: Jeffrey Abrahams. Credit: Independent Newspapers

The men were arrested after police received information that foreign nationals were firing shots at people who were vandalising and looting their shops during a protest.

Police recovered nine Norinco 9mm pistols and ammunition.

The men, aged between 25 and 45, are expected to appear in the Kabokweni Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Sapa

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