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SA Police Arrest Mother, Son For Lending A Drug Dealer Firearm


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SOUTH AFRICA – The Hawks, an arm of the South Africa police have arrested a mother and her son for allegedly lending a firearm to a drug dealer as a form of payment.

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This is contained in a statement issued by the Hawks pubic relations officer in Mpumalanga, Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi.

It was gathered that the police arrested on Wednesday the 67-year-old mother and her 35-year-old son in Secunda, Mpumalanga for contravening the provisions of the Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000.

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“This followed an intensive investigation conducted about a firearm, which was confiscated during the arrest of an alleged drug dealer on 9 March 2023. The Hawks investigation revealed that the firearm belongs to this family.

“A further probe also revealed that the duo allegedly released the firearm and six rounds of live ammunition to the dealer after the son owed R1 500 for drugs and later offered it as a payment,” said Captain Sekgotodi.

The two were expected to appear in the Secunda Magistrate’s Court on Thursday March 16, 2023 (today) before the judge.

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In another development as reported by IOL, in North West, the Hawks said a firearm used during a robbery had been recovered.

“Members of the Hawk’s Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Mahikeng recovered firearms alleged to have been used during a robbery on 7 March 2023 at Mokgola village, where two suspects were arrested by members of Detective Services.

“On 14 March 2023, members of the Hawks followed up on information regarding the whereabouts of firearms, which led the team to search a vehicle belonging to one of the accused. During the search, two firearms, one pellet gun, cash and a smart phone were found hidden in the panel cover of the tailgate door,” said Hawks spokesperson in North West, Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.

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She said the two men arrested in connection with the robbery would face an additional charged of possession of unlicensed firearms.

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