News 25.10.2017 03:59 pm

Arms cache recovered, two nabbed during sting operation

Arms cache recovered, two nabbed during sting operation

The operation was prompted by persistent gun shootings during the evening in the area.

A special joint operation led by the Cluster Commander Major-General Maggie Mathebula had a major breakthrough with the arrest of  two suspects and recovery of an arms cache outside Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo, Capricorn Review reports.

This operation forms part of the concerted effort by the Limpopo police to deal with serious and violent crimes (specifically house robberies) that are affecting the residents of  the province.

According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, the operation was prompted by the persistent gun shootings during the evening in the area. All identified houses within the village were searched and subsequently, the following items were recovered:

  • 3× Hunting rifles
  • 30× life rounds.
  • 17× empty carriages.
  • 92× loose projectiles.
  • 1× welding machine.
  • Five sports bags, pair of Adidas takkies, pair of kids shoe, eight caps.
  • Thirty boxes of matches.
  • Three pairs of shorts, three pairs of shirts, one jacket, one screw driver and four pairs of different motor vehicles keys.

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“It is envisaged that these suspects might be part of a syndicate which have been terrorising the farming communities in the Tzaneen Cluster including Makgobaskloof and Georges Valley areas,” he said.

The suspects may be connected to similar cases, and more arrests are still expected.

The suspects (aged 17 and 27) will appear before the Modjadjiskloof Magistrates’ Court on various offences including possession of firearms, ammunition without license, house robberies, housebreaking and theft.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba has commended Mathebula and her dedicated team for the sterling work.

“We hope that this achievement will provide relief to the affected residents especially the farming communities. The arrests of these criminals, should send a clear message that crime does not pay and the remaining suspects days are numbered,” concluded Ledwaba.

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– Caxton News Service

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