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PICS: 24 firearms seized, eight suspects arrested in KZN on many charges, including attempted murder

KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

Published Jun 20, 2022

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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal police seized 24 firearms during a multi-disciplinary operation in the Weenen area, northwest of the province.

Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said that during the early hours of Monday morning, police conducted a multi-disciplinary operation at Manqofini area, in Weenen.

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KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

“As the police were approaching the identified house, shots were fired at them. They tactically entered the house and were able to disarm eight suspects.

“During a search of the house, police officers recovered a shotgun, two rifles, a revolver, four pistols and ninety rounds of ammunition. Police also found two explosive devices, a vehicle engine and dagga inside the house,” Ngcobo said.

KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

“The police proceeded to the Sahlumbe area in Weenen, where one rifle and 15 pistols were recovered,” continued Ngcobo.

She said that the suspects fled before the police arrived.

KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

Ngcobo said that eight suspects, aged between 20 and 46, were arrested and detained at Weenen SAPS.

KZN police seized 24 firearms and arrested eight suspects on charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Picture: SAPS

“They will appear before the Weenen Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, facing charges of attempted murder, possession of dagga, unlawful possession of explosives, as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition,” Ngcobo said.

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