Friday, January 14, 2011
State issued ammunition and arms uncovered
Arms cache suspect hand himself over to police
Zahid Asmal | 15 Hours Ago
A 31-year-old man has handed himself over to Johannesburg police in connection with Monday’s arms cache find in Katlehong on the East Rand.
The stash of arms included limpet mines, rocket launchers, hand grenades, AK47s and UZI sub-machine guns.
Investigators were led to the house, which is thought to be used as a storage facility for the armoury, by intelligence reports.
Another suspect will appear in court on 20 January.
The police’s Vish Naidoo said, “He is currently in police custody, and he’s likely to face charges of being illegally in possession of explosives, arms and ammunitions.”
Another weapons cache was discovered in Witfield on the East Rand on Thursday morning.
Another arms bust on the East Rand
Camilla Bath & Alex Eliseev | Yesterday
Police are on the scene of another arms discovery on the East Rand.
Officers found another 11 guns in a house in Primrose, two days after a massive arms cache was uncovered in Katlehong.
“Three of the firearms are licensed wh9ile the other firearms are not licensed. There is also 13,402 rounds of ammunition,” said the police’s Lungelo Dlamini.
Meanwhile, a woman detained in connection with Tuesday’s discovery will know on Thursday if she will be facing any charges. Detectives initially took her in for questioning but on Wednesday decided to detain her as a suspect.
She owns the house in which the weapons was found. The stash of weapons that officers discovered included rocket launchers, hand grenades and rifles.
Detectives do not believe she is the true owner of the arms and are hoping to catch those responsible.
Tests are also underway to determine where the weapons came from –and whether they were used to commit robberies.
14 Jan 2011 11:00
Policeman taken into custody and more raids carried out in Fochville West of Johannesburg.