South Africa 13.12.2016 05:40 pm

Police nab man with modified toy gun

File picture: A modified toy gun recovered from a crime scene.

File picture: A modified toy gun recovered from a crime scene.

The gun was modified to fire 0.22mm live rounds of ammunition.

A foreign national was found in possession of a toy firearm, which was modified to fire 0.22mm live rounds of ammunition, by members of the eThekwini Inner South Cluster team in KZN, on Tuesday, Rising Sun Chatsworth reports.

The task team apprehended the suspect in Welbedacht East, after the team had received information about the suspect from a reliable source.

The team recovered the modified toy firearm, along with four live rounds of ammunition and four blank rounds of ammunition in the firearm. The suspect was identified as a foreign national from Zimbabwe.

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He was detained at Chatsworth police and appeared in Chatsworth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and was released on bail.

Cluster commander of the eThekwini Inner South Cluster, Major General Nunkumar, commended members of the task team for their excellent work in recovering the modified firearm.

“We will be working around the clock to ensure that the streets of the eThekwini Inner South area are swept clean of any illegal firearms,” he said.

– Caxton News Service 

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